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SOFTWARE IN SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 179: tabled on 21 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 131 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 Open University and other schools, colleges and universities for utilising free and open source software to deliver cost-effective educational benefit not just for their own institutions but also the wider community; and expresses concern that Becta and the Department for Education and Skills, through the use of outdated purchasing frameworks, are effectively denying schools the option of benefiting from both free and open source software and the value and experience small and medium ICT companies could bring to the schools market.

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 4 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Devizes
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Lewes
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
Newbury
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Birmingham, Northfield
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
East Londonderry
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2007
Harwich
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Hertsmere
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 28 November 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Selby
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2006
Wealden
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Vauxhall
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2006
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2006
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bolton South East
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2006
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Aylesbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Woking
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2006
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Sutton Coldfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Torfaen
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Eddisbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Montgomeryshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Pendle
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Glasgow North West
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Leicester South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
North Dorset
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 December 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.