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EDM number 1397 in 1994-95, proposed by Tom Pendry on 12/07/1995.

That this House regrets the downgrading of the Government's proposed White Paper on sport, Official Report, column 316, 23rd March 1995, to press conference document; applauds the Sports Council's existing policies on school sport, with schemes including governors' advice packs, training materials, support and fostering closer links between schools and sports clubs; welcomes the Council's commitment to excellence in sport with its national sports centre, sports science expertise and its recent decision to distribute ú1 million amongst UK top sportspeople, reflecting a precedent set by a Labour government in 1978; further regrets the Council's effectiveness being severely hampered by a restructuring exercise lasting over four years which proposes reducing staff by a quarter; calls upon the Prime Minister to say what new funds will be made available for sport, reminding him of his and his Ministers' promises that National Lottery money will remain additional to Government spending; further notes that no school sports policy will succeed without ending the sale of school playing fields - replacing DES Circular 909 to honour the Prime Minister's pledge made at his Party conference after Opposition pressure and the CCPR's popular campaign, offering two hours a week of sport in curriculum time and providing a range of opportunity, without compelling children to play competitive team games, whilst promoting sport for all as the base from which excellence is nurtured; and calls on the Government to announce its proposals directly to the House and hold a thorough debate on sport, in Government time, before the summer recess.

This motion has been signed by a total of 102 MPs.

Tom Pendry12/07/1995Stalybridge & HydeProposed
David Hanson12/07/1995DelynSigned
Colin Pickthall12/07/1995West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike12/07/1995BurnleySigned
Gordon Prentice12/07/1995PendleSigned
Ken Purchase12/07/1995Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Nick Raynsford12/07/1995GreenwichSigned
John Reid12/07/1995Motherwell NorthSigned
Ted Rowlands12/07/1995Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneySigned
Brian Sedgemore12/07/1995Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Alan Simpson12/07/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner12/07/1995BolsoverSigned
John Spellar12/07/1995Warley WestSigned
John Heppell12/07/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Keith Hill12/07/1995StreathamSigned
Jimmy Hood12/07/1995ClydesdaleSigned
Geoff Hoon12/07/1995AshfieldSigned
Kim Howells12/07/1995PontypriddSigned
Doug Hoyle12/07/1995Warrington NorthSigned
Kevin Hughes12/07/1995Doncaster NorthSigned
Roy Hughes12/07/1995Newport EastSigned
Barry Jones12/07/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Jon Owen Jones12/07/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Tessa Jowell12/07/1995DulwichSigned
Alan Keen12/07/1995Feltham & HestonSigned
Peter Kilfoyle12/07/1995Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Helen Liddell12/07/1995Monklands EastSigned
Robert Litherland12/07/1995Manchester CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden12/07/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John McWilliam12/07/1995BlaydonSigned
Alun Michael12/07/1995Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Andrew Miller12/07/1995Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Austin Mitchell12/07/1995Great GrimsbySigned
Rhodri Morgan12/07/1995Cardiff WestSigned
Elliot Morley12/07/1995Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Estelle Morris12/07/1995Birmingham, YardleySigned
George Mudie12/07/1995Leeds EastSigned
Paul Murphy12/07/1995TorfaenSigned
Bill O'Brien12/07/1995NormantonSigned
Edward O'Hara12/07/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Olner12/07/1995NuneatonSigned
Richard Caborn12/07/1995Sheffield CentralSigned
Anne Campbell12/07/1995CambridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/07/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/07/1995WorkingtonSigned
Jamie Cann12/07/1995IpswichSigned
Ann Coffey12/07/1995StockportSigned
Harry Cohen12/07/1995LeytonSigned
Robin Corbett12/07/1995Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Jean Corston12/07/1995Bristol EastSigned
John Cummings12/07/1995EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe12/07/1995LeighSigned
Jim Cunningham12/07/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Ian Davidson12/07/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bryan Davies12/07/1995Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Terry Davis12/07/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Brian H Donohoe12/07/1995Cunninghame SouthSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody12/07/1995Crewe & NantwichSigned
Angela Eagle12/07/1995WallaseySigned
John Evans12/07/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds12/07/1995Warley EastSigned
Mark Fisher12/07/1995Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Mike Gapes12/07/1995Ilford SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard12/07/1995WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman12/07/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mildred Gordon12/07/1995Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham12/07/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Graham Allen12/07/1995Nottingham NorthSigned
Peter Hain12/07/1995NeathSigned
Mike Hall12/07/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Tony Banks12/07/1995Newham North WestSigned
Hugh Bayley12/07/1995York, City ofSigned
Joe Benton12/07/1995BootleSigned
Gerry Bermingham12/07/1995St Helens SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg12/07/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe12/07/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Stephen Timms12/07/1995Newham North EastSigned
Harold Walker12/07/1995Doncaster CentralSigned
Mike Watson12/07/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Wright12/07/1995Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Helen Jackson13/07/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Tom Cox13/07/1995TootingSigned
Jim Dowd13/07/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Harry Barnes13/07/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Paddy Tipping13/07/1995SherwoodSigned
Llew Smith17/07/1995Blaenau GwentSigned
John Gunnell17/07/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Bill Michie18/07/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley18/07/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Michael Connarty18/07/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Win Griffiths18/07/1995BridgendSigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1995PrestonSigned
Eric Illsley19/07/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Eric Martlew19/07/1995CarlisleSigned
David Clelland19/07/1995Tyne BridgeSigned
Bill Etherington19/07/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Janet Anderson19/07/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1995WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner19/07/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ken Livingstone18/10/1995Brent EastSigned
Michael Clapham19/10/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Allan Rogers06/11/1995RhonddaSigned

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