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PORTABLE ANTIQUITIES SCHEME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 566: tabled on 12 December 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 231 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 recognises the great contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) to transforming the archaeological map of Britain by proactively recording archaeological finds made by the public; celebrates the fact that in 10 years the scheme has recorded on its public database more than 300,000 archaeological finds, which would not have otherwise been reported, for the benefit of all; expresses concern at the likely impact of funding cuts proposed for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), following the recent Comprehensive Spending Review, on the PAS; and urges the Government to ensure that the scheme is at least able to maintain its current levels of activity and to consider urgently whether MLA offers the best home for the PAS or whether another body, such as the British Museum, would not be better placed to provide PAS with a long-term sustainable future.

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 18 December 2007
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2008
Hexham
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2008
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Banbury
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
North West Norfolk
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2008
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2008
Northampton South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2008
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Daventry
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2008
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2008
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Bury North
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Tunbridge Wells
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2008
Crosby
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 January 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Holborn and St Pancras
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2008
Charnwood
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 January 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Liverpool, Riverside
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2008
Bournemouth East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2008
Birkenhead
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2008
Hastings and Rye
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2008
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2008
Ashford
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2008
Putney
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2008
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2008
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Leeds North East
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2008
Somerton and Frome
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2008
Wells
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Jarrow
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Nottingham East
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2008
Arundel and South Downs
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2008
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2008
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2008
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2008
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2007
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Richmond Park
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
Beckenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2008
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2008
South Cambridgeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2008
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2008
Gainsborough
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2008
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2008
Hitchin and Harpenden
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 March 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2008
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2008
St Albans
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2008
Stratford-on-Avon
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2008
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 January 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 February 2008
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Cleethorpes
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Oldham West and Royton
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2008
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Basingstoke
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2008
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2008
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Scunthorpe
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2008
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2008
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2008
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2008
Montgomeryshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2008
Croydon South
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Weston-Super-Mare
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2008
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2008
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 2008
Belfast East
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2008
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Ealing, Southall
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2008
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Mid Norfolk
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2008
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2008
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2008
Leicester South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2008
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Castle Point
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Tonbridge and Malling
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2008
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2008
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2008
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
East Devon
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2008
Wyre Forest
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2008
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2008
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Northavon
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 February 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 March 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2007
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Batley and Spen
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
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.