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US AIR FORCE'S KC-X AIRCRAFT TANKER PROGRAMME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 846: tabled on 09 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 celebrates the important and longstanding historical ties between the UK and the US and the two nations' important strategic relationship in defence, security and trade; notes that defence trade between the US and UK amounts to approximately $2.5 billion per year and that the balance of US-UK defence exports is around 2 to 1 in the US's favour; further notes that the United States Air Force is currently seeking to procure a new fleet of air-to-air refuelling tankers known as KC-X and had selected a bid led by Northrop Grumman involving Airbus aircraft; further notes that these aircraft will be built in the US using wings and landing gear that are designed and manufactured by Airbus in the UK and refuelling systems supplied by Cobham in Dorset, thereby supporting high-value manufacturing jobs and skills in this country, as well as parts from more than 230 US suppliers spread across all 50 states; is concerned that US Air Force's decision has been overturned as a result of lobbying by Boeing; deplores such moves towards protectionism in the United States; and calls on the Government to urge the Obama administration to conduct the KC-X procurement in an open and transparent manner so that all contractors are able to compete on level terms and the best bid can win.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2010
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Daventry
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2010
East Londonderry
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Hertsmere
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Easington
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Newport West
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2010
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Ryedale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Clwyd South
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Hereford
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Woking
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2010
South Antrim
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Conwy
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.