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Save The Royal Navy's Amphibious Assault Capability

EDM number 391 in 2017-19, proposed by Luke Pollard on 12/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Defence equipment and procurement, Defence policy and Shipping.

That this House notes the recent speculation that the Government is considering scrapping the two Devonport-based Royal Navy amphibious assault ships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark; further notes that scrapping these warships would mean removing the Royal Navy's entire world-class amphibious assault capabilities; observes that these defence cuts risks severely reducing the role of the Royal Marines in future conflicts; highlights that this would create a significant capability gap for the UK; acknowledges speculation that equipment, programmes and personnel in the Army and Royal Air Force are also being considered for cuts in the Government’s capability review; calls on the Government to end speculation around HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark and the strength of the Royal Marines by pledging to safeguard these Royal Navy warships and the Royal Marines; and further calls on the Government to reaffirm long-term commitment to the UK's world-class amphibious assault capability.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Luke Pollard12/10/2017Plymouth, Sutton and DevonportLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Thelma Walker16/10/2017Colne ValleyLabourSeconded
Jo Platt16/10/2017LeighLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Anna McMorrin16/10/2017Cardiff NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Doughty16/10/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSeconded
Liz Twist16/10/2017BlaydonLabourSeconded
Mike Hill16/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Jim Shannon16/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson16/10/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Jim Cunningham16/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Morgan16/10/2017Portsmouth SouthLabourSigned
Alex Sobel16/10/2017Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jared O'Mara16/10/2017Sheffield, HallamLabourSigned
Martin Whitfield16/10/2017East LothianLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer17/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Bob Blackman19/10/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Hugh Gaffney20/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn23/10/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan23/10/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman24/10/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Julian Lewis25/10/2017New Forest EastConservativeSigned
John Spellar25/10/2017WarleyLabourSigned
David Crausby01/11/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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