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SCIENCE AND THE GENERAL ELECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 798: tabled on 28 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 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 congratulates The Royal Society of Chemistry on organising the event entitled Science and the General Election at the House on Tuesday 1st March and on its continuing commitment to serve the public interest by seeking to improve the dialogue between the science and engineering community and Parliament; notes that this event will provide scientists and engineers a chance to hear first-hand about the policies for science and engineering of the major political parties; notes that the event is being supported by the UK's leading science organisations including the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Biology, the Science Council, Save British Science, the Biosciences Federation, the Geological Society, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many more; notes that the event is being co-chaired by Lord May, President of the Royal Society, and Lord Broers, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and concluded by Dr Simon F. Campbell FRSC FRS, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry; notes further that the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr David Giachardi CChem FRSC, is presenting a collection of submissions on priorities for a future Government, made by a wide range of science and engineering organisations, entitled Policies for the Next Parliament; and expresses the hope that Science and the General Election will play a constructive part in discussing science issues before the general election.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Leeds West
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Linlithgow
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Aberavon
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2005
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Epping Forest
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Worsley
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Dumbarton
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Vale of York
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Westbury
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Ilford North
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Ealing North
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2005
Strangford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Bury St Edmunds
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Reading West
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Upminster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2005
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.