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UK/US AIR LIBERALISATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 308: tabled on 04 December 1996

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the resumption of formal talks between the United Kingdom and the United States aimed at negotiating a new bilateral air services agreement to replace Bermuda II; believes that this provides an opportunity to conclude a durable deal of benefit to consumers and all United Kingdom airlines; bearing in mind the United States insistence that the agreement should be similar to those it has negotiated with other European countries, urges Her Majesty's Government to insist that, if the United States wants new rights for its carriers to fly into Heathrow, to pick up passengers and fly on to points within Europe and beyond, it should be prepared in return to amend its protectionist barriers, including those preventing United Kingdom carriers serving more cities in the United States, limiting foreign ownership of United States airlines and having shares in United States airlines,and to further the opportunities for British airlines to carry freight, including United States Government business, to, from and in the United States; believes that, if skies over the United Kingdom and Europe are to be declared open, this should be matched by genuine open skies over the United States; and believes that a successful negotiation on these lines would be in the long-term interests of consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Leigh
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Glasgow, Govan
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1996
Hayes and Harlington
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
St Helens North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 1996
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Nottingham East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Newport East
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Clwyd South West
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1997
Burton
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Brent East
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1996
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1996
Glasgow, Shettleston
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1996
Corby
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 1996
East Londonderry
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 1996
South Belfast
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1996
West Dorset
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1996
South Worcestershire
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1996
Eastwood
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Wigan
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1996
Tynemouth
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Doncaster Central
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1996
Keighley
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1996
Ruislip - Northwood

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.