Early day motion 133

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SALES OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY TO REPRESSIVE STATES

That this House notes the reports of the BBC and the Danish newspaper, Dagbadet which questions the lawfulness of BAE Systems' sales of surveillance technology and decryption software to several Gulf and North African states; holds grave concerns over arms manufacturers who are avoiding UK restrictions on arms exports through subsidiary companies; further notes that BAE Systems' sales of decryption technologies arguably violates Category 5 UK arms export restrictions posing a direct threat to the national security of the UK and its allies; believes that the sales of surveillance technology to governments with questionable human rights records damages the UK's global standing; and calls on the Government urgently to review existing legislation and the oversight procedures governing the export of arms and security technologies.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 11.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 11.07.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10.07.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 05.07.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 11.07.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.07.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 20.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 11.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.07.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 06.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 11.07.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.07.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 11.07.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 11.07.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 11.07.2017