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BSKYB TAKEOVER OF MANCHESTER UNITED PLC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1675: tabled on 21 October 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House objects to the agreement where BSkyB Television will purchase Manchester United Plc; feels that this will create a unacceptable situation where BSkyB becomes both the biggest purchaser of televised football and also the owner of Europe's largest football club; is certain that this is not in the best public interest of fans, clubs or television viewers and sport in general; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to refer the proposed takeover to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in addition to setting up a full inquiry into the funding of football by television, in all its aspects.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1998
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Rother Valley
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 26 October 1998
Tatton
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Kingswood
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1998
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Castle Point
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Hove
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 1998
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Northampton South
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Gedling
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 1998
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1998
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1998
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1998
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Cunninghame South
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1998
Liverpool, Riverside
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 1998
East Devon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1998
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1998
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 1998
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1998
Edinburgh West
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1998
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 1998
Beaconsfield
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1998
Surrey Heath
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1998
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 1998
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Newark
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1998
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 1998
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1998
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
Sunderland South
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1998
Montgomeryshire
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Dudley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Ogmore
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1998
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 1998
Uxbridge
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bradford North
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1998
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 5 November 1998
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 1998
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Eccles
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bradford South
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 1998
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 1998
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Harrow West
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Watford
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1998
St Helens North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1998
Northavon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1998
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 1998
Macclesfield
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 1998
Witney
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1998
Cannock Chase

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BSKYB TAKEOVER OF MANCHESTER UNITED PLC (Amendment 1)
leave out 'football' and insert 'sport'
Labour, Wakefield
4
signatures
EDM 1675A1: tabled on 28 October 1998