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EFFECTS OF EU PROPOSALS ON ENGLISH FOOTBALL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 242: tabled on 09 December 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 expresses its growing concern at the threat from the EU Commission to the proposed live television packages agreed after a fair and competitive auction between the FA Premier League and BSkyB; believes that should the deal be struck down there will be no Premier League matches broadcast on television from August 2004, a number of Premier League and Football League clubs will be forced into administration and the Premier League's loan to the Football League following the collapse of ITV Digital will be wiped out, together with funding for the Football Foundation and grass roots football; calls upon Commissioner Mario Monti to understand that competitive league football, if it is to survive, must sell television rights collectively; further believes that it is dangerous nonsense to try and apply EU competition policy to the national game and that the EU should stop trying to regulate the United Kingdom broadcasting market through football; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take a far more robust stand against what could be a very real threat to the future of football in this country.

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.

Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2004
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Blyth Valley
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2003
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Stevenage
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
Ludlow
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
Ryedale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2004
Jarrow
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Feltham and Heston
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 December 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Wrexham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Calder Valley
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Knowsley South
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
Croydon South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
City of Chester
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Bolsover
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
Castle Point
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
Congleton
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.