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Effects Of Eu Proposals On UK Football

EDM number 1897 in 2002-03, proposed by Tony Banks on 10/11/2003.

That this House expresses its growing concern at the threat from the EU Commission to the proposed live television packages agreed after a fair and competitive auction between the FA Premier League and BSkyB; believes that should the deal be struck down there will be no Premier League matches broadcast on television from August 2004, a number of Premier League and Football League clubs will be forced into administration and the Premier League's loan to the Football League following the collapse of ITV Digital will be wiped out, together with funding for the Football Foundation and grass roots football; calls upon Commissioner Mario Monti to understand that competitive league football, if it is to survive, must sell television rights collectively; further believes that it is dangerous nonsense to try and apply EU competition policy to our national game and that the EU should stop trying to regulate the United Kingdom broadcasting market through football; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take a far more robust stand against what could be a very real threat to the future of football in this country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs.

Tony Banks10/11/2003West HamLabourProposed
Greg Pope10/11/2003HyndburnLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt10/11/2003Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing10/11/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Joan Walley10/11/2003Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/11/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Tami10/11/2003Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Harry Barnes10/11/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John Greenway10/11/2003RyedaleConservativeSigned
Ian Gibson10/11/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/11/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin10/11/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Colman10/11/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Tony Clarke10/11/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Kevin Brennan10/11/2003Cardiff WestLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara10/11/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Rob Marris10/11/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Terry Lewis10/11/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Alan Keen10/11/2003Feltham & HestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones10/11/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hendrick10/11/2003PrestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Dennis Skinner10/11/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Christine Russell10/11/2003Chester, City ofLabourSigned
Syd Rapson10/11/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Desmond Turner11/11/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/11/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/11/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Marsha Singh11/11/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Bob Russell11/11/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale11/11/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Terry Davis12/11/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Ann Winterton12/11/2003CongletonConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock12/11/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington12/11/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew12/11/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby12/11/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/11/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ian Lucas12/11/2003WrexhamLabourSigned
Nick Harvey12/11/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Pike12/11/2003BurnleyLabourSigned
Ian Davidson13/11/2003Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Clive Betts13/11/2003Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff13/11/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Barbara Follett13/11/2003StevenageLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis13/11/2003Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Huw Edwards13/11/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/11/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Alan Simpson13/11/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd17/11/2003Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss17/11/2003North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Richard Ottaway17/11/2003Croydon SouthConservativeSigned
Tom Cox17/11/2003TootingLabourSigned
Betty Williams17/11/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan18/11/2003West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Bob Spink19/11/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Matthew Green19/11/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Wray19/11/2003Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned

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