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UK OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2496A2: tabled on 13 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jim Sheridan on 12 November 2008. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.