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VISIT BRITAIN AND TOURISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2436: tabled on 22 June 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 fully shares the views expressed by Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, Chairman of Visit Britain, in his letter to the Prime Minister of 1st June 2006, in which he expressed surprise at the omission of any reference to the importance of the visitor economy for the priorities of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the Prime Minister's Appointment Letter to the Secretary of State; is puzzled that such an oversight comes just six months after the Prime Minister hosted a breakfast for representatives of the tourist sector at which he emphasised his support for their efforts; is concerned at the lack of support and encouragement from Government for significant capital investments in infrastructure needed to continue the recent growth trend in overseas visitors, to help reduce the substantial deficit on the tourism account, and to prepare for a successful Olympic Games in 2012 and the legacy thereafter; deplores the lack of support from central, regional and local Government to bring about a cohesive and more efficient approach to tourism funding; and demands that tourism and the visitor economy be recognised as a real priority on the part of the Government.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2006
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
Lichfield
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2006
Gravesham
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Penrith and The Border
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Newark
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Westbury
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Hertford and Stortford
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2006
Southport
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2006
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2006
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2006
Castle Point
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2006
Gosport
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Leominster
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.