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EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 776: tabled on 25 February 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 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 notes with concern the Statement of Objection to the FA Premier League television contract issued by the European Commission; believes ending the collective selling of TV rights by clubs would benefit a wealthy few but have damaging consequences for the rest; recalls how a British court ruled in 1999 that sporting cartels could be justified if they brought other benefits in the wider public interest, such as maintaining competitive balance and wealth redistribution; congratulates the Premier League for honouring a pledge given in advance of that court case to redistribute five per cent. of future collective deals to football's grassroots; believes, however, that this has proved insufficient to maintain a healthy football structure in England and sees clubs in financial crisis when there is more money in the game than ever before; recalls how, prior to the creation of the Premier League, the old First Division redistributed 50 per cent. of income to the game beneath it; and calls on the EC to permit collective selling in return for a commitment to greater redistribution of the proceeds, of at least 10 per cent., to help the whole of English football recover its health.

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.

Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2003
South Antrim
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2003
East Londonderry
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2003
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2003
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2003
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2003
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Keighley
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2003
Workington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Burton
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Southampton, Itchen
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2003
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2003
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2003
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2003
Lewisham West
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2003
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Sunderland North
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Brent North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 2003
Wycombe
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2003
North Devon
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2003
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2003
Jarrow
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2003
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2003
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2003
Feltham and Heston
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2003
South Dorset
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Worsley
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2003
Wrexham
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2003
Dundee East
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2003
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Wolverhampton South West
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Birmingham, Hall Green
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2003
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2003
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2003
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Ynys Môn
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2003
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Ealing North
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2003
Stalybridge and Hyde
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2003
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2003
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2003
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2003
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2003
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2003
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2003
West Bromwich East
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Telford
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2003
Cannock Chase

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.