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EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE IN YORKSHIRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 193: tabled on 21 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 welcomes proposals to locate the European Spallation Source (ESS) at Burn near Selby and recognises that the ESS is an integral part of the recently announced Leeds City Region Development Programme, Yorkshire Forward's economic strategy and also the ambitions of the White Rose Consortium; notes with enthusiasm that the ESS would provide this country with the biggest and most powerful neutron-scattering facility in the world and that Yorkshire is a centre of world class science ideally placed to host such a facility; further notes that the ESS would generate 2,000-3,000 construction jobs, with around 1,000 scientists, technicians, engineers and support staff when operational and would also accommodate around 5,000 visiting scientists per year, as well as create benefits for the tourism and hospitality industries in the City Region; recognises that if located at Burn the ESS would make a significant contribution towards bridging the economic gap between north and south; consequently expresses concern at Lord Sainsbury's parting declaration as Science Minister that no major science facility should be built outside existing sites at Oxford and Daresbury; believes that such a policy is shortsighted and by overlooking the potential offered by projects such as the ESS at Burn would impinge upon future scientific research and development in this country; and is optimistic that Leeds City Region will be unwavering in its determination to secure the ESS for the region and the country and is encouraged that the incoming Minister is willing to discuss the project with key stakeholders.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Rother Valley
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Elmet
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Keighley
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
East Yorkshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Great Grimsby
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Pendle
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.