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CENTENARY OF NAVAL AVIATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1446: tabled on 07 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 pride the centenary anniversary of the Admiralty's visionary decision on 7 May 1909 to embark on a development programme for military aviation by ordering the first airship HMS Airship 1; notes that consequently when the First World War broke out the British Royal Navy was not only prepared but was able to be the forerunner of innovative military strategy; recognises the continually valuable contribution being made by the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm to UK defence commitments worldwide; commends the flexibility, adaptability and professionalism that has become the hallmark of the Fleet Air Arm; and looks forward to the Fleet Air Arm continuing to make an invaluable contribution to UK defence in its hundredth year and going forward.

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 8 May 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Easington
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ilford South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2009
Aldershot
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2009
Salisbury
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2009
New Forest East
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 June 2009
South Antrim
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Mansfield
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Halifax
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2009
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2009
Congleton

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.