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EDM number 145 in 1996-97, proposed by Roy Thomason on 05/11/1996.

That this House congratulates the National Exhibition Centre on being selected by Lions International for its Conference in 1998, which will probably be the biggest meeting in the world with 25,000 delegates; applauds how this was made possible by Birmingham's private sector community raising more than ú1 million as a hosting budget; notes that this success follows the European Cardiology Conference in 1996, previously exclusive to other European cities, with 11,500 delegates; recalls that in 1995 NEC hosted the largest (130) number of exhibitions in Europe, with 38,000 exhibiting companies, a total of 4 million visitors and an estimated ú70 million extra spending in Britain by foreign businesses; and therefore regrets seeing examples, even after this year's sorry decision to site the Millennium Exhibition at Greenwich, of further Government support for exhibition development in East London which clearly does not have the same potential as the NEC to place Britain in a properly commanding position on the European exhibition conference centre stage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Roy Thomason05/11/1996BromsgroveProposed
Patrick Cormack05/11/1996South StaffordshireSigned
Robin Corbett05/11/1996Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Jill Knight05/11/1996Birmingham, EdgbastonSigned
Warren Hawksley05/11/1996Halesowen and StourbridgeSigned
Andrew Hargreaves05/11/1996Birmingham, Hall GreenSigned
John Spellar05/11/1996Warley WestSigned
Ken Purchase05/11/1996Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Nicholas Winterton06/11/1996MacclesfieldSigned
Dennis Turner06/11/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Evans06/11/1996St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings06/11/1996EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke06/11/1996MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale06/11/1996MansfieldSigned
David Knox06/11/1996Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Lynne Jones06/11/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Brian Jenkins06/11/1996Staffordshire South EastSigned
Christopher Gill07/11/1996LudlowSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/11/1996WorkingtonSigned
Nigel Jones12/11/1996CheltenhamSigned
Richard Burden13/11/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone06/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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