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GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR UK SCIENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 707: tabled on 09 September 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 expresses its concern over the recent comments by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills apparently signalling retrenchment in Government funding for UK science; supports the view of the President of the Royal Society that short-term austerity risks undermining the UK's future science base; notes that the United States, China, Germany and France are all significantly increasing their science budgets in the coming years as a central part of their strategies for long-term economic growth; and believes that investment in basic scientific research throughout the UK is vital if the commercial benefits of developing new technology are to be broadly spread, rather than restricting funding to a reduced number of institutions as the Government appears to propose.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
York Central
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 September 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 September 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
West Lancashire
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Walthamstow
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Workington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Caerphilly
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Sefton Central
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
North Tyneside
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Bolton West
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2010
Barking
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 September 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 27 October 2010
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Edmonton
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 September 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Dundee West
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
McVey, Esther
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2010
Wirral West
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Easington
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Airdrie and Shotts
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Glenrothes
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Walsall South
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2010
East Antrim

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.