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UNIVERSITY MARINE BIOLOGICAL STATION MILLPORT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 894: tabled on 08 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 deeply concerned that University Marine Biological Station, Millport, which has been operational since the late 19th century, could close; notes that the University of London is currently the custodian of the facility and that a decision is pending by the University's Board of Trustees on the future of this national asset; recognises that the station is used by universities, schools and others in Scotland, England and Wales, as well as institutions outside the UK, providing marine biology field course teaching and facilities; further notes that the Marine Station is unique in being able to offer a range of interesting and diverse marine habitats in extremely close proximity to the Station and is ideally situated for marine biological teaching and research; further recognises that the Station is the second largest employer on Millport after the NHS and that most of its staff live on the Isle of Cumbrae; welcomes the contribution to the island economy of residents and visitors alike with an overall regional impact said to be around £2 million per annum; believes that if the Marine Station were to close the impact would be devastating on the island community of Cumbrae; further believes that it is vital that a way is found to secure the future of the facility; and calls on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together to ensure the future of the Marine Station.

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 31 January 2013
Southend West
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
West Bromwich West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Aberdeen South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2013
Canterbury
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Rotherham
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Stockport
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2013
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Aberdeen North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 January 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
Portsmouth South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2013
Wealden
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Dundee East
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2013
Cambridge
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2013
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2013
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2013
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 January 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Glasgow North
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
East Lothian
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2013
North Cornwall
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Corby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2013
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2013
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Walsall South
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
Ceredigion
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.