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EU STRUCTURAL FUNDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1507: tabled on 02 July 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 100 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 supports Her Majesty's Government's efforts to secure a fair outcome to the reform of European structural funds such as will fully reflect the problems of structural decline in the United Kingdom and the position of the United Kingdom as the fourth poorest member state of the European Union; in particular calls for flexibility in the determination of the point of access to eligibility for Objective One status, which is currently set at per capita gross domestic product of below 75 per cent. of the EU average; with regard to the determination of eligibility for Objective Two status, challenges the European Commission approach of distributing funding largely on the basis of unemployment; and instead calls for the application of a wider range of criteria, such as per capita gross domestic product at the member state level, which will more accurately measure the economic and social conditions of the regions of the United Kingdom.

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.

Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Waveney
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Elmet
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Falkirk West
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Bury North
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Pontefract and Castleford
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Crosby
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Linlithgow
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Stroud
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
Southport
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1998
Don Valley
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bishop Auckland
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1998
Edinburgh West
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1998
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Wentworth
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Luton North
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
Cheltenham
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bolton West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1998
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1998
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Dundee East
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Kirkcaldy
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Cardiff North
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Sunderland South
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Pendle
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Loughborough
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Bolsover
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1998
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1998
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
North West Leicestershire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
South Derbyshire
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 September 1998
Caernarfon
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Doncaster Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Preston
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.