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WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 335: tabled on 31 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has received 5 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 5 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes that, comparing the Birmingham and Wembley sites proposed for a new national football stadium, unlike Wembley, the Birmingham proposal has still to assemble the land required for the stadium, that the new Wembley Stadium will be served by more than 100 trains per hour compared with the current 14 per hour for Birmingham International, that 80 per cent. of journeys to and from Wembley will be by public transport compared with 20 per cent. at Birmingham with it taking up to six hours to clear the huge car parks required there, that the Wembley proposal is on a brownfield site with planning permission in place; whereas the Birmingham plans to build on green belt would require a lengthy and uncertain public inquiry, that only the Wembley proposal can raise the premium seat income required to finance a sustainable scheme, and journey times to London and Wembley are faster from most regional cities than to Birmingham because of the national rail infrastructure; further notes the problems encountered by England fans securing tickets for major games such as the recent England v Germany World Cup qualifier and that football cannot afford any further delay in starting work on its new national stadium; recognises the overwhelming case for Wembley as the only feasible site; and calls on the Government to work with the Football Association and the Mayor of London to deliver a national stadium the whole country can be proud of at Wembley.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM (Amendment 1)
after 'stadium', insert 'for England.'.
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion
4
signatures
EDM 335A1: tabled on 1 November 2001
WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM (Amendment 2)
after 'stadium', insert 'for England.'.
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion
4
signatures
EDM 335A2: tabled on 1 November 2001
WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM (Amendment 3)
after 'country', insert 'of England.'.
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion
4
signatures
EDM 335A3: tabled on 1 November 2001
WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM (Amendment 4)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'that some supporters of the Wembley bid take themselves too seriously; recognises that there is a world outside the capital; and confirms the importance of siting the national stadium at a viable, accessible venue outside London and that Birmingham fits the bill.'.
Labour, Wolverhampton South East
15
signatures
EDM 335A4: tabled on 6 November 2001
WEMBLEY NATIONAL STADIUM (Amendment 5)
at end add 'and regrets that the Mayor of London did not act earlier to promote London's interests'.
Conservative, Croydon South
1
signature
EDM 335A5: tabled on 15 November 2001