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ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF JAMES CLERK MAXWELL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2048: tabled on 27 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 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 notes the 175th anniversary of the birth in Edinburgh on 13th June 1831 of the great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell; notes that by discovering the nature of electromagnetic waves he paved the way for radio, television, radar and the mobile telephone; acknowledges the tributes paid to him by Max Planck who described his theory as `one of the greatest triumphs of human intellectual endeavour' and Einstein who said `One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell'; congratulates the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation on preserving his birthplace in Edinburgh and promoting the study of science by young people; further notes the programme of events to honour Maxwell in this anniversary year; and encourages all who wish to learn more to visit the website at www.maxwellyear2006.org.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Aberdeen South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
City of Durham
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2006
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
West Lancashire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2006
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
Rutland and Melton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 June 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Norwich North
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Surrey Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Midlothian
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
Wealden
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2006
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Cambridge
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Tamworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 May 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2006
Mid Worcestershire
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Glenrothes
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
St Albans
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Wolverhampton South West
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Glasgow North
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Cardiff North
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 2006
Kensington and Chelsea
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2006
Moray
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Glasgow Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Warley
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 23 May 2006
Wyre Forest
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2006
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
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.