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FIRST FLIGHT OF THE AIRBUS A380

EDM (Early Day Motion) 77: tabled on 06 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 Airbus and Singapore Airlines on the entry into service of the A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, whose inaugural passenger flight took place on 25th October by Singapore Airlines; notes that the A380 is the most fuel-efficient large commercial aircraft in the world, burning 17 per cent. less fuel per seat than the largest aircraft and leading the field in passenger experience; further notes that 25 per cent. of the aircraft's structure is made out of composite and other light weight materials, greater than on any previous passenger aircraft; recognises the importance of sustained investment in research and technology which has enabled the successful development of the A380 programme; acknowledges that the A380 generates about 26,000 direct and indirect jobs in the UK with more than 400 companies throughout the UK contributing to the programme; further acknowledges that work valued at over £7.5 billion has been placed in the UK on the A380 through Britain's responsibility for its wings, landing gear and fuel systems; and commends the hard work and dedication of all those in both companies which have been involved in the launch programme.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
West Bromwich West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Central Ayrshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Ribble Valley
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Luton North
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Tamworth
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Falkirk
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
Hereford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Calder Valley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Wansbeck
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hyndburn
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Glasgow North West
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 November 2007
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2007
Wyre Forest
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Islwyn
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
Spelthorne
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Teignbridge

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.