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PUBLIC LIBRARIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 390: tabled on 14 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 192 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 it is 150 years since the first reading of the Public Libraries Act enabling town councils to establish public libraries; applauds the great contribution made to people's lives by public libraries in terms of literacy and lifelong learning and engendering a love of books and acknowledges the vital part played in local communities by libraries over the last 150 years; further agrees that libraries of all kinds have an essential and continuing role to play in the new century as the information society unfolds; and lastly, congratulates the Library Association, the chartered body for librarians and information managers on the contribution of its members to our nation's cultural, educational, scientific and literary life.

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.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Taunton
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 February 2000
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Buckingham
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Salford
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2000
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2000
South West Surrey
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2000
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
West Chelmsford
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2000
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2000
Workington
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Wimbledon
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Crosby
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bristol West
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2000
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Rochdale
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Stevenage
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Hastings and Rye
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Walthamstow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2000
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
West Renfrewshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2000
North Devon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 2000
Wantage
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2000
New Forest East
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Battersea
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2000
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2000
Vale of York
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Cleethorpes
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Crawley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2000
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Forest of Dean
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2000
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Coventry North West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2000
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 February 2000
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Warrington South
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Dartford
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
North West Leicestershire
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Leominster
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 February 2000
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Walsall North
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 2000
Macclesfield
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Doncaster Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2000
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
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.