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Launch Of Publication Why 18 Matters By Child Soldiers International

EDM number 1339 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 05/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces and Children and families.

That this House supports the work of Child Soldiers International, which campaigned tirelessly to end the military exploitation of children worldwide; welcomes its latest publication Why 18 Matters, a rights-based analysis of child recruitment; condemns the ongoing recruitment of children by 46 states worldwide, including the UK, while recognising the 151 states that no longer do so; urges these 46 states to end the military recruitment and training of children; notes with alarm the evidence of lasting psychological harm caused to adolescent recruits by military training, including the 45 per cent increased suicide rate amongst the army's youngest recruits compared to their civilian peers; and calls on the Government to take swift, decisive action to raise the age of armed forces recruitment to 18.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts05/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Jonathan Edwards05/06/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams05/06/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake05/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon06/06/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham07/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas11/06/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mike Hill11/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer13/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Sandy Martin14/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Ruth George14/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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