EDM 641 COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN TREATY (02.02.05)
Marsden/Paul That this House notes that the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which bans nuclear test explosions, was finally signed in 1996 after more than 40 years of effort and that, to date, 174 states have signed, of which 120 have ratified; notes with deep regret that this treaty has still not entered into force; urges all states that have not yet signed or ratified to do so without further delay and to refrain from any behaviour injurious to the treaty; and further urges those states that have ratified to examine ways of advancing the cause of the treaty by
pursuing such options as provisional entry into force.
EDM 637 NUCLEAR ABOLITION TOUR (01.02.05)
Smith/Llew That this House warmly welcomes the national tour being conducted in February and March by the veteran and inveterate peace campaigner, and CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, to draw attention to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference taking place in New York in May; supports the theme of the tour, as organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, to build the conditions to 'Abolish all nukes now', recognises that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has since 1968 formed the basis for a near universal non-proliferation regime, with a commitment to nuclear disarmament at the heart of this; recalls that under the NPT, the nearly 200 non-nuclear weapons states promised not to obtain nuclear weapons in exchange for disarmament by existing nuclear weapons states, which unfortunately has not been implemented despite the requirements of Article Six of the NPT upon the nuclear weapons signatory states, comprising the UK, US, Russia, China and France; recalls that, at the 2000 NPT Review Conference, the nuclear weapons states made 'an unequivocal undertaking' towards nuclear disarmament and agreed on 13 steps towards disarmament; and calls upon the Government to honour this commitment.
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