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Charter of Conduct for Sport

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1431: tabled on 22 October 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Central Council of Physical Recreation on its Charter of Conduct for Sport; welcomes its advice to members of governing bodies, officials, competitors and spectators that as representatives of their sports they should set a good example to the general public, and in particular to the younger generation, by the way they carry out their duties and responsibilities both on and off the field; fully supports its view that sponsors and promoters should not seek to improperly influence the outcome of non-professional competitions by financial inducements; applauds both its condemnation of the use of drugs by competitors and its call to coaches not to employ methods or practices that might involve risks to the long-term health or physical development of their charges; strongly concurs with its view that the maintenance of the highest standards of responsible journalism in the reporting of sport is vital; calls upon all those involved in sport to study the Charter and incorporate its contents into their own rules and codes of practice; and to that end praises the Football Association on taking swift action to punish those involved in the pitch brawl at Old Trafford on 20th October, in the hope that this will lead to the cessation of such incidents at football and other sporting events.

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.

Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1990
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1990
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1990
Luton North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1990
Tyne Bridge
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1990
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Leigh
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1990
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1990
Southport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 1990
North Thanet
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 1990
Ealing North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Bridgend
Hanley, Sir Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Richmond and Barnes
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1990
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 1990
Saffron Walden
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
South East Cornwall
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1990
Vauxhall
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 1990
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Hartlepool
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1990
Broxtowe
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 1990
Brecon and Radnor
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Pontefract and Castleford
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1990
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Great Grimsby
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1990
Redcar
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 1990
Falmouth and Camborne
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1990
Sunderland South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Batley and Spen
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1990
Gateshead East
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 October 1990
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 1990
East Londonderry
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1990
Uxbridge
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 1990
South Belfast
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
Wansbeck
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 1990
Upper Bann
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 1990
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Leicester East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 1990
Caernarfon
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 1990
Sevenoaks

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Charter of Conduct for Sport (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'practice' to end and add 'recognises the central role of clubs in enforcing discipline on their own players; and to that end welcomes the swift and unprecedented action taken by Arsenal Football Club and Manchester United Football Club in respect of the incident at Old Trafford on 20th October'.
Conservative, Ryedale
1
signature
EDM 1431A1: tabled on 24 October 1990