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INTERNET NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1036: tabled on 17 November 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 at the recent comments made by the Minister for Communications and Creative Industries that internet service providers should be allowed to abandon the principle of internet neutrality and prioritise users' access to certain content providers; notes that Open Internet has delivered competition, innovation and unlimited access to new services; further notes that Open Internet has played a pivotal role in enhancing democratic participation and freedom of expression; believes that abandoning the principle of internet neutrality will stifle online innovation and lead to websites paying internet service providers to ensure their content gets priority; does not believe that mere transparency is likely to lead to protection of customers and citizens from harm, especially as ISPs seeks to lock their customers into long-term bundled service agreements with telephones, televisions, mobile telephones and internet; and calls on the Government to act against internet service providers who may seek to restrict customers' internet access for market advantage through minimum service guarantees.

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 14 December 2010
York Central
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Walthamstow
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Stockton North
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Scunthorpe
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2010
Lagan Valley
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2010
Eltham
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Birkenhead
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2010
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Vauxhall
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2010
Dundee East
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2011
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Kirby, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Manchester Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 November 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 December 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2011
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2010
Wells
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2011
Moray
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2011
Colchester
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2011
Ealing, Southall
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2011
Bristol West

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.