Early day motion 880

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NELSON MANDELA AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

That this House admires the nobility of spirit and political judgment of former President Nelson Mandela; recalls the wisdom of his final speech as President of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September 1998; further recalls that the very first resolution of the General Assembly, adopted in January 1946, sought to address the challenge of the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction; further recalls the document submitted by the non-aligned states to the UN General Assembly in 1998 entitled Towards a Nuclear Weapon Free World: The Need for a New Agenda; agrees with Mr Mandela's call that all members of the UN should seriously consider this important resolution and give it their support; backs Mr Mandela's view expressed in his speech on 21 September 1998 that the question of whether these terrible and terrifying weapons of mass destruction are needed should be asked, even if such a question were to sound naive to those who had elaborated sophisticated arguments to justify their refusal to eliminate such weapons; and believes that the Government should take all steps to deliver the elimination of all nuclear weapons of mass destruction as demanded by President Mandela.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.12.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 17.12.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.12.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 16.12.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 16.12.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 16.12.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 12.12.2013
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 18.12.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 05.02.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 08.01.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 16.12.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 16.12.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.01.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 17.12.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 06.01.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.12.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.12.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 17.12.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 17.12.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 16.12.2013