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FUTURE OF THE TOTE (No.2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1516: tabled on 01 March 2011

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 is aware that the Government is currently considering the future ownership of the Tote organisation; is further aware that this body is responsible for the employment of over 400 full-time employees as well as large numbers of part-time employees, principally at its Wigan headquarters, in its high street betting shops and among its travelling racecourse staff who provide betting provision in facilities at the 60 racecourses spread across Great Britain; recalls that successive administrations have stated publicly that any decision on this matter will be made in the best interests of racing and that after liabilities at least 50 per cent. of all proceeds raised will be returned to racing; notes that the Tote Foundation bid has been developed by all the leading organisations within racing, including members and officials of the current Tote Board, the British Horseracing Authority, the Jockey Club and the Horseman's Group, which holds within its membership organisations representing owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys and stable staff and is supported overwhelmingly by all to take on the role of managing and developing the Tote's future; notes that, last year, the Tote provided 19 million to racing and believes that this continuing income is crucial to the sport; and calls on the Government to announce that it agrees with the overwhelming body of opinion of those who work within the industry, together with those who support racing and largely cause the generation of its income, and to announce a decision to transfer ownership of the Tote to the Tote Foundation.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2011
Waveney
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2011
Southend West
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Rother Valley
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Bootle
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2011
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2011
Bolton North East
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Rochdale
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Islwyn
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
North Tyneside
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2011
North Wiltshire
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2011
Luton North
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Swansea East
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2011
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2011
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2011
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2011
Easington
Nuttall, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2011
Bury North
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Glasgow North West
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Bolsover
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2011
Mid Sussex
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Blackley and Broughton
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2011
St Helens North

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.