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COMMUNICATION AT CHRISTMAS FOR FRONTLINE TROOPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 130: tabled on 19 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 87 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 calls for the Ministry of Defence to repeat last year's provision of extra minutes of free talk time over the festive period for British military personnel serving overseas; further calls for an assessment of the adequacy of mobile broadband internet terminals to ensure adequate access to email; and recognises how valuable being able to communicate with family and friends at home is for troops particularly during the Christmas holidays.

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 2 December 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Pontypridd
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Penrith and The Border
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Great Grimsby
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Glenrothes
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 23 November 2009
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2009
Bristol West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

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.