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SAFE STANDING AND THE FOOTBALL SPECTATORS BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 239: tabled on 15 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 welcomes the introduction before Parliament of the Football Spectators Bill; that the second reading of the bill will take place on Friday, 2nd November; believes fundamentally that football clubs should have the choice in the construction of new stands or stadia to incorporate areas of safe standing; supports the central proposal of the bill which removes from the Secretary of State, for Culture, Media and Sport the power to designate stadia as all-seater, delegating that decision to clubs, supports and local authorities; agrees with the Prime Minister that: 'While safety must always be the number-one criterion, there is no reason to ignore technological improvements made since (Lord Justice) Taylor reported, which might now allow for safe standing'; observes that modern stadia in Germany allow supporters to stand both safely and legitimately without any inconvenience to seated spectators in other parts of the ground; and further observes that every week tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom stand at games of rugby union and rugby league, horseracing and pop concerts and that there are more football matches played in grounds with legitimate standing than are played in all-seater stadia.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2001
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2001
East Antrim
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Denton and Reddish
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Leeds North West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Dumfries
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2001
South Antrim
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2001
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Blyth Valley
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Northampton South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Tooting
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Bristol West
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2001
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2001
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2001
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2001
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Norwich North
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2001
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2001
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Henley
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2001
Cheltenham
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Manchester, Gorton
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Ealing, Southall
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Manchester Central
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Bracknell
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Blaydon
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bristol North West
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
St Albans
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2001
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2001
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2001
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Nottingham South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2002
East Devon
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Northavon
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2001
Macclesfield
Young, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2001
North West Hampshire

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.