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Modernising Defence Programme And Trident Nuclear Weapons

EDM number 1332 in 2017-19, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 04/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Arms control, Defence expenditure, Defence policy and Employment.

That this House notes that the Government has launched the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to review UK defence priorities; expresses disappointment that the MDP will not consider the UK's commitment to the Trident nuclear weapons system, nor its affordability, safety or strategic relevance; highlights that the estimated costs of the Trident replacement programme continue to increase; calls on the Government to use the MDP to deliver an analysis of the costs and benefits of investing in the Trident nuclear weapons system, considering the impact this investment will have on other areas of spending, including the defence budget; recommends that as part of this analysis the Government explores alternative ways of directing investment for Trident towards other national defence priorities suited to fit the modern day international security climate, such as in UN peacekeeping and UK maritime patrol; and further calls on the Government to use the MDP to consider the development of a Defence Diversification Agency in a bid to ensure the creation of sustainable jobs into the future across a spectrum of industries and fields.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Caroline Lucas04/06/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Ronnie Cowan04/06/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
04/06/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Hywel Williams04/06/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Alan Brown04/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens04/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
05/06/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard05/06/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
05/06/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Day05/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards05/06/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
06/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
06/06/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts06/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
07/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan07/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
12/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer13/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
14/06/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Catherine West15/06/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
John McNally18/06/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned

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