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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1274A1: tabled on 09 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Derek Wyatt on 09 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add; 'and, noting the echoes of similar strange decisions taken by the Rugby Football Union prior to 1895, suggests that the interests of Rotherham RUFC and their supporters may be best served by applying for membership of the Rugby Football League.'.

Original motion text

That this House is dismayed at the decision by English Rugby Ltd not to allow Rotherham RFU Club, as winners of the first division, promotion to the Zurich Premiership; calls on the Secretaries of State for Trade and Industry and for Culture, Media and Sport to ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate immediately, and to report by 31st May, the head leases and ownership clauses of the current members of the Zurich Premiership, whether English Rugby Ltd is a cartel and the reasons why Rotherham RFU has been denied its rightful place in the Zurich Premiership; and furthermore requests the Minister of Sport to review the public funding by Sport England of grants to rugby union clubs.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.