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MEETINGS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1684: tabled on 13 June 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 notes that the European Parliament, which is normally based in Brussels, holds 12 sessions per year in Strasbourg; believes that these monthly removals to Strasbourg are increasingly inconvenient, costly, wasteful, unnecessary and indefensible; thanks the people of Strasbourg for their hospitality over the years; but calls on the Member States to agree that all future sessions of the European Parliament be held in Brussels and that the quarterly meetings of the European Council, which has no alternative base in Brussels, be held in Strasbourg.

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 14 June 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Lewes
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Hendon
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Hastings and Rye
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2007
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2007
Chesterfield
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Clwyd South
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Worsley
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2007
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2007
Salisbury
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2007
Manchester, Withington
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Bristol East
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Cardiff South and Penarth
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Ipswich
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Bridgend
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Scunthorpe
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Bristol North West
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Southport
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2007
Bristol West
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Telford

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.

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

MEETINGS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG (Amendment 1)
at end add `but that, instead of the Strasbourg week, all Members of the European Parliament would be required to return to their national parliaments to engage in debate about EU matters.'.
Labour, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
2
signatures
EDM 1684A1: tabled on 15 June 2007