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GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 391: tabled on 23 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 science helps to drive the UK's economy, with the nation being home to a number of extremely innovative high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises and companies, and our universities being well regarded for their production of world class research, while also at the same time delivering high levels of education and training for the benefit of both national and regional companies; notes, however, that UK investment in science has been held flat since 2010 whilst our international competitors are actively and strategically increasing their overall spend in these areas; and urges the Government immediately to make a long-term commitment to our knowledge and economy by raising its investment in research and development to at least that of the EU average by the end of the next Parliament.

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 29 October 2014
York Central
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2014
Harrow East
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2014
Gower
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2014
Coventry South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2014
Cambridge
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 November 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2014
Torfaen
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2014
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 October 2014
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Walsall South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.