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JAMES WATT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1133: tabled on 16 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 acknowledges Greenock born James Watt as one of Scotland's greatest inventors, in particular his contribution to the development of steam power without which the Industrial Revolution would not have happened; regrets the derogatory tone of a new biography and submits that any entrepreneur of that time would have encountered the same business problems as Watt; and believes that whatever his failings he remains a towering and important figure in our nation's history.

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.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Crosby
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2002
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Brent North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Midlothian
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Glasgow, Cathcart
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Bolton South East
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Falkirk West
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Edmonton
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Dundee East
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Blackpool South
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Pendle
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Dundee West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Aberdeen North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
West Renfrewshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
East Devon
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.