Early day motion 1323

MARSHALL ISLANDS AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

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Total number of signatures: 7

Corbyn, Jeremy Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Hopkins, Kelvin
McDonnell, John Mearns, Ian Ruddock, Joan

That this House notes the 67 nuclear weapons tests conducted in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958; regrets the environmental and humanitarian impact of those tests on the Marshall Islands; further notes that the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1956 described it as by far the most contaminated place in the world; expresses support for the Marshall Islands' legal proceedings against nine nuclear weapon states, including the UK, at the International Court of Justice over their failure to comply with Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and urges the Government to respond by committing to scrap Trident.