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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 802: tabled on 01 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 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.

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
Signed on 10 March 2005
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Waveney
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Aberavon
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Norwich North
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Worsley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Ochil
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Ynys Môn
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
St Albans
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2005
Belfast South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
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
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Conwy
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.