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EDM (Early Day Motion) 471: tabled on 11 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 believes that the standard of football refereeing in this country has declined to such a low level that it reiterates the view that modern technology should be introduced as quickly as possible by the Football Association to adjudicate incidents on the playing field including the incessant cheating by the players, thereby by-passing referees as much as possible, so as to ensure that a fair and accurate result is achieved and not one determined by refereeing blunders; and looks forward to the day when referees can be dispensed with altogether.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.