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PROPOSED BSKYB TAKEOVER OF MANCHESTER UNITED

EDM (Early Day Motion) 266: tabled on 02 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 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 that BSkyB Television has made an offer to buy Manchester United Football Club plc; further notes that BSkyB Television currently holds the exclusive rights to live broadcasts of Premier League football matches and is likely to bid again for the broadcast rights when the current agreement expires; believes that the possibility of BSkyB Television as both a bidder for television rights to the Premier League and the owner of its most high-profile club is a matter of serious public interest and anxiety; is concerned that the BSkyB bid signals a trend whereby the interests of broadcasters take precedence over those of football clubs; warns that the deal will further concentrate wealth in the hands of an exclusive elite, thus threatening the survival of smaller football clubs and the wellbeing of the game at grassroots level; and, therefore, calls upon the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to recommend rejection of the BSkyB bid as a contribution to safeguarding the future of the national game.

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 9 March 1999
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1999
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
North East Derbyshire
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Bootle
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1999
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1999
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Falkirk West
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Wimbledon
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Midlothian
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Leigh
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Bristol West
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Stroud
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Liverpool, Garston
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
East Devon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1999
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 1999
Southport
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 1999
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1999
Edinburgh West
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 1999
Surrey Heath
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1999
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 1999
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
Hereford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Cardiff West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1999
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Ayr
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Burnley
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 1999
Newbury
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 2 March 1999
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Dartford
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1999
New Forest West
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1999
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1999
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Clwyd West
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Watford
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Walsall North
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1999
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Preston
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
Witney

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.