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Future Of Scottish Football

EDM number 364 in 1999-00, proposed by Jim Murphy on 08/02/2000.

That this House notes the concern of the Scottish Professional Footballers Association about the dramatic increase in the number of foreign players in Scottish football; believes that, although a number of the current 125 foreign players in Scotland enrich Scottish football, the future for Scottish football lies in its ability to grow its own domestic talent while importing the very best international players; believes that in the interests of the domestic game and the long term success of the Scotland national team there is a need for action; welcomes the establishment of the Scottish Executive's Taskforce which aims to create a network of local football academies; and believes that those interested in the long term well-being of the Scottish game, including supporters, clubs, players' representatives, the SFA and government should work together with the aim of growing its own talent and ensuring that Scottish football clubs have a balance of Scottish and foreign players.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Jim Murphy08/02/2000Renfrewshire EastLabourProposed
Norman Godman08/02/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Ernie Ross09/02/2000Dundee WestLabourSigned
Eric Clarke09/02/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/02/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin10/02/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Davidson14/02/2000Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Russell Brown16/02/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Ann Cryer16/02/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood17/02/2000ClydesdaleLabourSigned
John Austin21/02/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis22/02/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Stewart29/02/2000Inverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabourSigned
Mike Wood29/02/2000Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn09/03/2000JarrowLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe09/03/2000Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie17/03/2000Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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