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Technology And Football Refereeing

EDM number 2317 in 2007-08, proposed by Angus MacNeil on 21/10/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House believes that football, the richest sport in the world, should no longer play King Canute in respect of modern technology and that officials should utilise the benefits of television replay if the ball has gone out of play providing the opportunity to review a decision over which questions have been posed; and deplores the continued blind eye to reality which leaves the referee and assistants, who should be the most informed figures on the field, frequently the least informed and denies fans and spectators the truth and real fairness and judgment assisted by all reasonable means.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Angus MacNeil21/10/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartyProposed
Mike Hancock22/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones22/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell22/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Greg Mulholland22/10/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nigel Dodds22/10/2008Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Bob Neill22/10/2008Bromley and ChislehurstConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins23/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch23/10/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley27/10/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope27/10/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell28/10/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Rudi Vis28/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
William McCrea29/10/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey30/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen06/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling10/11/2008Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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