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House Of Lords Report On Research Funding Cuts

EDM number 650 in 1990-91, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 25/03/1991.

That this House notes with concern the findings of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology that the very seed core of British science is at risk; further deplores the hasty financial cuts inflicted on research councils, including the ú28 million cut forced on the Science and Engineering Research Council, which will result in the closure of the Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington; calls on the Government to reverse the disastrous trend in the funding of British scientific research and to make funds available to Daresbury, which is regarded as a centre of excellence by leading scientists throughout the world; and further calls on the Government to ensure that proper resources are given to the funding of vital scientific research being carried out in the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths25/03/1991Edinburgh SouthProposed
Joyce Quin25/03/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Andrew Smith25/03/1991Oxford EastSigned
Doug Hoyle25/03/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Tam Dalyell25/03/1991LinlithgowSigned
Hilary Armstrong25/03/1991North West DurhamSigned
Michael Welsh26/03/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
James Wray26/03/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/03/1991Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle26/03/1991Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes26/03/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman26/03/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Andrew Faulds26/03/1991Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/03/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis26/03/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings26/03/1991EasingtonSigned
Elliot Morley26/03/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Bill Michie26/03/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey26/03/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion26/03/1991Dundee EastSigned
Robert Maclennan26/03/1991Caithness and SutherlandSigned
Eddie Loyden26/03/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Adam Ingram26/03/1991East KilbrideSigned
Eric Illsley26/03/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy26/03/1991WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross26/03/1991Dundee WestSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/03/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Alexander Eadie27/03/1991MidlothianSigned
Mike Watson27/03/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Win Griffiths27/03/1991BridgendSigned
Keith Bradley27/03/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Joan Lestor27/03/1991EcclesSigned
James Kilfedder27/03/1991North DownSigned
Jimmy Hood27/03/1991ClydesdaleSigned
John Smith27/03/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Alan Meale27/03/1991MansfieldSigned
Tom Cox28/03/1991TootingSigned
John Evans28/03/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Diane Abbott28/03/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Norman Hogg15/04/1991Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Tony Worthington15/04/1991Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Denzil Davies15/04/1991LlanelliSigned
John McFall15/04/1991DumbartonSigned
Chris Smith15/04/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Pike17/04/1991BurnleySigned
Edward O'Hara18/04/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1991WansbeckSigned
Alex Carlile20/06/1991MontgomerySigned
Martyn Jones16/07/1991Clwyd South WestSigned

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