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CONDUCT OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 394: tabled on 14 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 condemns the rising level of violence by professional footballers; believes that such behaviour on and off the pitch sets a bad example to young people; notes with regret the abject failure of the football authorities, managers and club directors to deal firmly with players whose conduct brings the game into disrepute; considers that the growing tendency by players and other to cheat, abuse match officials and generally disregard the spirit of sportsmanship are damaging to the future of the game; and urges the Government to demand that the football authorities take action to restore the high standards which were once the hallmark of British football.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Southport
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2000
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
West Renfrewshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2000
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Hereford
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Edmonton
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Hayes and Harlington
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
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Knowsley South
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
St Albans
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Dundee West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 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

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.