Manchester, 29 September 2013

Manchester, 29 September 2013

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thanks to Jim Dobbin MP for signing EDMs 854 and 855

Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group was delighted to see that Jim Dobbin MP has signed Early Day Motions 854 and 855 (see  and ).

EDM 854 welcomes the statement from 125 states expressing concern about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at the UN General Assembly First Committee on 21 October 2013; regrets the non-attendance of the UK Government at the governmental conference in Oslo to discuss this issue in March 2013; and urges the Government to ensure that the UK is represented at the new governmental conference in Mexico in February 2014. 

EDM 855 welcomes progress in diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East to eliminate existing stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs); and urges the UK Government to do its utmost to take advantage of positive momentum and ensure a conference supported and attended by all states of the region is convened without delay, so as to apply pressure on all states of the region to dismantle their arsenals of WMDs and make serious progress on a weapons of mass destruction free-zone in the Middle East.

These are vital issues and it is great to see that Jim is amongst the MPs in parliament taking them seriously and urging the Government to take actions which will contribute towards making this a safer and more peaceful world.

The Peace Group hopes that he will be joined by other local MPs in these efforts.