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CENTENARY OF POWERED FLIGHT IN UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2318: tabled on 21 October 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 salutes the achievement of Samuel Franklin Cody on becoming the first man in the United Kingdom to achieve sustained powered flight when on 16th October 1908 he flew 1,390 feet from Laffan's Plain, Farnborough, Hampshire; acknowledges that Cody's epic flight, followed by other pioneers like A. V. Roe, Robert Blackburn, Tommy Sopwith, the Short Brothers and Geoffrey de Havilland, marked the start of a century of aviation development in which Britain became, and remains, a world leader; and urges hon. and right hon. Members to visit the full-size Cody replica painstakingly built by the volunteers of the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, housed at Farnborough, and the exhibition in the Upper Waiting Hall sponsored by the principal successor company to the early pioneers, BAE Systems, to celebrate this most significant centenary.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2008
East Londonderry
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2008
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 October 2008
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2008
Hastings and Rye
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2008
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2008
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2008
Fylde
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2008
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2008
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2008
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 October 2008
Belfast South
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2008
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Hyndburn
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2008
Romford
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2008
Mid Sussex
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2008
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 28 October 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2008
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2008
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.