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LIBERALISATION OF TRANSATLANTIC AIR SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 124: tabled on 30 November 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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, believing that airline passengers and the aviation industry can only benefit from greater choice and more competition, urges Her Majesty's Government to grant Singapore Airlines' long-standing request to open a transatlantic service from London Heathrow Airport; notes that this request was first made 10 years ago and has the approval of the US Government, that British airlines have exercised rights to fly beyond Singapore for over 30 years but that Singapore Airlines has no rights beyond the UK, and that two UK and two US airlines operate 95 per cent. of transatlantic services from Heathrow, thus severely limiting consumer choice; and recognises Singapore Airlines' commitment to providing passengers throughout the UK with services of the highest quality over the last 28 years.

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.

Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Paisley North
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2000
Southend West
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Bassetlaw
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1999
Bournemouth East
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Erith and Thamesmead
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 1999
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2000
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
St Helens South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Reigate
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1999
Boston and Skegness
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1999
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2000
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 1999
Twickenham
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2000
Rayleigh
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Leigh
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Cunninghame South
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2000
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 1999
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2000
Birkenhead
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
St Ives
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2000
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2000
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1999
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1999
North Devon
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2000
Feltham and Heston
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Ealing, Southall
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Mansfield
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Normanton
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2000
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Nuneaton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Ogmore
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2000
Newbury
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Kettering
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 1999
Belfast South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 1999
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1999
Macclesfield
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie

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.

LIBERALISATION OF TRANSATLANTIC AIR SERVICES (Amendment 1)
After 'Government', insert "notes that approval can be given immediately regardless of the status or outcome of the UK-US talks as Singapore Airlines is not party to any agreement between the two countries; notes".
Plaid Cymru, Caernarfon
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EDM 124A1: tabled on 23 October 2000