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EDM number 1009 in 2004-05, proposed by Parmjit Singh Gill on 24/03/2005.

That this House commends the brilliant work of Sir Tim Berners-Lee on pioneering the intellectual basis of the internet and his aim to create a semantic web; notes that this would be able to take information from different databases on the world wide web ranging from catalogues and weather sites to stock price information and to allow this data to be processed by computers which would revolutionise access to information and data for educational and business purposes; applauds the fact that it would also answer many people's calls for a logical search engine that gives solid results working on a mathematical logic to match search criteria inputted to results; appreciates that this means search engines will become more meaningful and effective; further notes that if both these innovations are achieved the Web will be a place where the whim of a human being and the reasoning of a machine will co-exist in an ideal synthesis; and observes that such work is to be admired along with the charitable outlook of Sir Tim Berners-Lee that the internet is to be used as an emancipatory tool.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Parmjit Gill24/03/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratProposed
Brian Cotter24/03/2005Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones04/04/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Mike Hancock04/04/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis05/04/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor05/04/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley05/04/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Richard Allan05/04/2005Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson05/04/2005Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/04/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Brian Iddon05/04/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/04/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Clarke06/04/2005Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/04/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty06/04/2005GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn06/04/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew George06/04/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths06/04/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Simon Thomas06/04/2005CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Tyler06/04/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned

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