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UK OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2496: tabled on 12 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the assurances given by FIFA that a 2012 Olympics UK football team would not undermine any of the home countries' ability to compete in their own right in future events; and further notes that football should not be any different from other competing sports and our young talent should be allowed to show their skills on the world stage.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Aberdeen South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2008
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Stroud
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Hastings and Rye
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Norwich North
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Feltham and Heston
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2008
Epping Forest
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Edmonton
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2008
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Dundee West
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Stirling
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
East Lothian
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2008
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2008
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Glasgow Central
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

UK OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM (Amendment 1)
leave out `welcomes' and insert `notes'.
Scottish National Party, Perth and North Perthshire
6
signatures
EDM 2496A1: tabled on 13 November 2008
UK OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM (Amendment 2)
leave out from `FIFA' to end and add `concerning a 2012 Olympics UK football team; but remains very concerned about the proposals for a 2012 Olympics football team; believes that any such plans could threaten the independence of the Scottish football team; supports the Scottish Football Association (SFA), the Tartan Army and the vast majority of Scotland fans in opposing a GB team; notes that any assurance from FIFA will not be worth the paper it is written on when other footballing nations concerned about the home nations' separate arrangements will look upon a GB team as a precedent; believes that nothing must be done to threaten Scotland's international football team; and calls upon the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Scotland and hon. Members representing Scottish constituencies to support the SFA and the Tartan Army in resisting a GB team.'.
Scottish National Party, Perth and North Perthshire
6
signatures
EDM 2496A2: tabled on 13 November 2008