House of Commons
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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
EDM #802
Tabled 01 March 2005
2004-05 Session
That this House is concerned that small UK science and technology businesses are at present significantly disadvantaged compared with their US competitors because of the absence of an effective UK programme to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme in the US and that the commercial exploitation of the UK science base for the benefit of the UK economy is being jeopardised as a result; further notes that the introduction of such a scheme would be to the benefit both of the UK Government departments commissioning research and development projects and of the companies undertaking them; and urges the Government to introduce legislation similar in effect to the SBIR Program in the US, under which US Federal Government agencies are required by law to spend a minimum proportion of their research and development budgets with small businesses.

Signatures (60)

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.
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
10 March 2005
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
01 March 2005
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
23 March 2005
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
02 March 2005
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
02 March 2005
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
08 March 2005
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
08 March 2005
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
08 March 2005
Cox, Tom
Labour
09 March 2005
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
14 March 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
02 March 2005
Drew, Mr David
Labour
03 March 2005
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
09 March 2005
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
01 March 2005
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
09 March 2005
Etherington, Bill
Labour
09 March 2005
Flynn, Paul
Labour
03 March 2005
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
02 March 2005
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
01 March 2005
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
06 April 2005
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
10 March 2005
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
02 March 2005
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
08 March 2005
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 April 2005
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
14 March 2005
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
03 March 2005
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
03 March 2005
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2005
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
03 March 2005
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
09 March 2005
Marris, Rob
Labour
03 March 2005
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
14 March 2005
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
04 March 2005
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 March 2005
McFall, Mr John
Labour
01 March 2005
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
02 March 2005
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
10 March 2005
Owen, Albert
Labour
08 March 2005
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
01 March 2005
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
07 March 2005
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
03 March 2005
Rapson, Syd
Labour
08 March 2005
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
10 March 2005
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
03 March 2005
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
01 March 2005
Simpson, Alan
Labour
14 March 2005
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
02 March 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
07 March 2005
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
09 March 2005
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
02 March 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
02 March 2005
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
07 March 2005
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
08 March 2005
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
04 April 2005
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion