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SAN FRANCISCO CONSULATE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 195: tabled on 15 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 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 San Francisco and its hinterland in Silicon Valley represents the 10th largest economic area in the world; reflects on its success in initiating venture capital through the pioneering work of Arthur Rock who helped fund Intel and Apple thirty years ago; congratulates the United Kingdom Consulate recently for celebrating its 150th year in the city, making it the oldest on the West Coast; is concerned that EU and Pacific Rim countries are increasing their staff there with special responsibility for the 'knowledge economy'; calls for the FCO/Department of Trade and Industry Departments to make this a priority also for the United Kingdom; recommends that ministers with these responsibilities should visit the area as soon as possible; draws attention to the fact that the Consular General's house has acted as a unique cost effective private networking centre and reception facility non pareil for visiting ministers, industry dignitaries and SMEs; and suggests that the recent agreement to sell the Consular General's house is a mistake we will come to rue.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.