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WEMBLEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 130: tabled on 12 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 Government's establishment of a review under Mr Patrick Carter of the options for a national stadium for football and Rugby League; believes that Wembley remains the unrivalled choice as the future home of the national stadium; notes that ú170 million has already been promised by the public and private sectors to improve roads, rail and tube infrastructure for a new Wembley stadium, including ú90 million for a new tube station as well as two improved rail stations; further notes that planning permission for Wembley has already been granted; recognises that Wembley has direct underground and rail links to major termini including Paddington, Marylebone, King's Cross, Euston, Waterloo and Liverpool Street making it the ideal national and international choice for a major venue; is concerned that a decision not to site the national stadium at Wembley would constitute a major problem of planning blight in the area and would have a serious negative impact on the local economy, which contains considerable deprivation including electoral wards that are among the most deprived in London; and notes the opportunity that Wembley presents to regenerate the surrounding area and agrees with the late Bobby Moore who said 'to most players in the world, Wembley is the mecca of stadiums.'.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.