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BRITISH AIRWAYS' BAN ON SURFBOARDS, WINDSURFERS AND CANOES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 136: tabled on 07 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 supports the role which surfing, windsurfing and canoeing plays in encouraging active, healthy lifestyles and in creating jobs in seaside areas and beyond; recognises that those who participate in these sports often need to travel abroad in order to improve their standard; further recognises the huge economic boost that surfing, windsurfing and canoeing have given to developing countries across the world; notes with concern that British Airways' decision to ban surfboards, windsurfers and canoes from its flights will vastly increase the costs and difficulties of travelling to such locations outside the UK as well as acting as a barrier to tourists wishing to travel to the UK to surf, windsurf and canoe; notes that the sporting equipment used is usually no heavier or cumbersome than musical instruments or golf club sets; and calls on British Airways urgently to reconsider its decision to ban surfboards, windsurfers and canoes from all flights.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
Southend West
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2007
Hexham
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Lewes
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2008
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 13 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Burton
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2007
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2007
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Cambridge
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Clwyd South
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2007
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2008
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2008
High Peak
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2007
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Ynys Môn
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
Hertford and Stortford
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2008
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
North Cornwall
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2007
Banff and Buchan
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Bradford West
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Leicester East
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2007
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.