Decommissioning (Northern Ireland) — 5 Nov 2003 at 15:40

I beg to move,

That this House expresses its profound disquiet at the accounts given by the Prime Minister and by General de Chastelain on the issue of whether information on the latest IRA act of decommissioning, additional to that made public, was given by General de Chastelain to the UK and Irish Governments; believes that the credibility of both the Prime Minister and of General de Chastelain are of vital importance in the successful conclusion of the Northern Ireland peace process; and therefore considers it imperative that this matter should be clarified urgently and unambiguously.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"notes the importance of confidentiality to effective decommissioning of weapons in Northern Ireland; expresses its gratitude for the professionalism of General de Chastelain and the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning; welcomes the further positive developments in the peace process set out by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in his statement to the House on 22nd October, including the calling of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 26th November; calls on all parties in the House to engage constructively in furthering the peace process in Northern Ireland; and looks forward to further progress after the elections towards the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland on a stable and inclusive basis."

The House having divided: Ayes 186, Noes 332.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 137 (+2 tell)085.3%
DUP0 1020.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist0 1033.3%
Lab327 (+2 tell) 0080.6%
LDem0 44081.5%
PC3 0075.0%
SNP1 0020.0%
UUP0 30100.0%
Total:332 186080.7%

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