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English As The Business Language Of Europe

EDM number 1908 in 2005-06, proposed by Keith Vaz on 27/03/2006.

That this House welcomes the statement of Ernest-Antoine Seilliere at the Spring European Council that English is now the accepted language of business in Europe; notes that 70 per cent. of 18 to 24 year olds in Europe speak English; further notes that 83 per cent. of high school students in the European Union are learning English; hopes that President Chirac can be present for Mr Seilliere's next presentation on resisting national protectionism in Europe; and calls on the European Union to recognise the predominant position of English in such areas as establishing a European Patent Office.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Keith Vaz27/03/2006Leicester EastLabourProposed
Bob Spink28/03/2006Castle PointConservativeSeconded
John Cummings28/03/2006EasingtonLabourSeconded
James Brokenshire28/03/2006HornchurchConservativeSeconded
Ann Cryer28/03/2006KeighleyLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley28/03/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Lepper28/03/2006Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Janet Dean29/03/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Stephen Williams29/03/2006Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt29/03/2006Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/03/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/03/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore29/03/2006HendonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty29/03/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle29/03/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Peter Luff30/03/2006Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Stephen Hepburn18/04/2006JarrowLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/04/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Derek Conway18/04/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Rob Marris18/04/2006Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/04/2006North DownUUPSigned
Alan Simpson18/04/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra19/04/2006Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Greg Pope20/04/2006HyndburnLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins20/04/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch20/04/2006HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds24/04/2006Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ben Wallace24/04/2006Lancaster and WyreConservativeSigned
Gordon Marsden26/04/2006Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
David Wilshire27/04/2006SpelthorneConservativeSigned
John Hemming27/04/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar02/05/2006Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Janet Anderson03/05/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Ian Austin03/05/2006Dudley NorthLabourSigned

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