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300th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACT OF UNION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 623: tabled on 15 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House celebrates the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Act of Union between England and Scotland which created the United Kingdom of Great Britain; believes that the Union has been one of the greatest political success stories of modern European history; recognises that the Union continues to contribute massively to the culture, strength, stability and prosperity of the UK while enabling each of the constituent parts to retain its proud sense of national and local identity; is convinced that all four countries that make up the United Kingdom benefit from the Union and that they continue to achieve much more together than they would as separate nations; and calls upon all unionists to use the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union to reiterate the case for and continued relevance of the Union for this century and beyond.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Devizes
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
North East Hampshire
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Hexham
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Dudley North
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Billericay
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Newbury
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2007
East Londonderry
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2007
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Mid Bedfordshire
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2007
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Sevenoaks
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Harborough
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Epsom and Ewell
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Ashford
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Arundel and South Downs
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Folkestone and Hythe
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Clwyd West
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
South Cambridgeshire
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
St Albans
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Maidenhead
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2007
South Antrim
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Sutton Coldfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Knowsley South
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Croydon South
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Kensington and Chelsea
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Romford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Welwyn Hatfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2007
Upper Bann
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Mid Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meriden
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
East Devon
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Louth and Horncastle
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
Bosworth
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leominster
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
East Antrim
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

300th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACT OF UNION (Amendment 1)
at end add `but to continue to seek ways to resolve the discrepancies in size of population of constituency and in public spending per head between Scotland and England in particular.'.
Conservative, Castle Point
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EDM 623A1: tabled on 15 January 2007