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EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 890: tabled on 25 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 notes with concern the Government's refusal of a European Commission offer to extend by six months the deadline for all countries to spend unused 2000 to 2006 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) money; further notes that as a result £671 million of European funding earmarked to be spent in England's regions has in effect been re-allocated to the Treasury; further notes that almost every other EU member state accepted the invitation and that the Government approved the extension for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; further notes that this decision was made without formally consulting hon. Members or the regions affected; asks Ministers to explain to the House their decision to reject this unprecedented invitation to extend the spending deadline; and calls on the Government to use its unexpected windfall to compensate all the regions that have lost out on vast sums of regeneration money.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Lewes
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Islington North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 March 2009
South Down
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Brent East
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Northavon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.