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LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL CLOSURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1013: tabled on 09 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House deplores the intention of the University of Liverpool to close down three departments - Philosophy, Politics and Communications and Statistics without any meaningful consultation; supports the resistance of staff and students to the threatened closures; and calls on the University Senate to reject these short-sighted plans of the university's strategic management team.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2009
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
South Ribble
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Easington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Crosby
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Makerfield
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Great Grimsby
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Southport
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Conwy

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.

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

LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL CLOSURES (Amendment 1)
leave out from `closures;' to end and add `and recognises that this is a natural consequence of an unregulated market in a publicly-funded service; and calls on the Government, through the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to exert more control over what courses are provided at public expense when there is a public interest in so doing'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
2
signatures
EDM 1013A1: tabled on 20 April 2009