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Academic Science Funding

EDM (Early Day Motion) 211: tabled on 14 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 136 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, bearing in mind that the survey conducted by the Advisory Board for the Research Councils revealed that an extra ú459 million is needed to fund scientific equipment to support research in United Kingdom universities and polytechnics, and noting that only 14 per cent. of the scientific equipment currently in use is considered state-of-the art, this House recommends that Her Majesty's Government should allocate total extra funding of ú100 million a year over the next five years to re-equip university and polytechnic laboratories in order to make good the neglect that is in danger of damaging the country's science base.

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.

Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 16 May 1990
Greenwich
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 December 1989
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1990
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1990
Milton Keynes
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1990
Ealing, Southall
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1990
Castle Point
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Motherwell South
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Edinburgh, Leith
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1990
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 1990
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 1990
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 31 January 1990
Woolwich
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1990
Aldershot
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Linlithgow
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Aberdeen South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Chorley
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1990
Crewe and Nantwich
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1990
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 1990
Moray
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1990
Perth and Kinross
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Harborough
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1990
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1990
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Blaenau Gwent
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1990
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Norwich South
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Wallsend
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1990
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Bridgend
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1990
Leeds North West
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Wentworth
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 1990
Southampton, Test
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Clydesdale
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Pontypridd
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1990
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1990
East Kilbride
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1990
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1990
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1989
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 1990
Brecon and Radnor
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1990
Pontefract and Castleford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 February 1990
Newry and Armagh
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 4 April 1990
Glasgow, Springburn
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 1990
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1990
Torfaen
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1990
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Burnley
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1990
North Durham
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1990
Kingston upon Hull West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1990
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 December 1989
East Londonderry
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 1990
Banff and Buchan
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1990
Huddersfield
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 1990
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1990
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 1990
Rochdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1990
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
South Belfast
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1990
Hammersmith
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1990
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
City of Durham
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Edinburgh East
Taylor, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Dewsbury
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1990
Truro
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 March 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1990
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1990
Leicester East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1990
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 July 1990
Angus East
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 1989
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Carmarthen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1990
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Glasgow, Provan

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

Academic Science Funding (Amendment 1)
At end add 'provided it is not to continue or increase animal experimentation.'.
Labour, Leyton
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signatures
EDM 211A1: tabled on 15 May 1990