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Un International Year Of Chemistry 2011

EDM number 1324 in 2010-12, proposed by Andrew Miller on 21/01/2011.

That this House congratulates the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)on organising the Parliamentary launch of the United Nations International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011 in the House on 24 January at 7pm; notes that this will include an address by the President of the Society, Professor David Phillips, and that the IYC will be officially launched by the right hon. Member for Havant in his capacity as Minister for Universities and Science; notes that the IYC is a UN-approved initiative with the support of chemical societies and other organisations around the world; notes that the IYC aims to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to engage young people in chemistry, and to generate enthusiasm for chemistry's creative future; notes further that throughout the yearthe RSC will be organising a wide range of interactive, entertaining and educational activities for all ages, allowing children and adults alike to explore the crucial role of chemistry in our lives; notes with interest that this inaugural event will involve the first live chemistry experiments ever performed in the Commons Terrace Marquee and webcast live; and that the demonstration will be given by Professor Hal Sosabowski, Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Brighton; and applauds the constructive role that the Society continues to play in fulfilment of its Royal Charter to serve the public interest by consistently strengthening the relations between science and Parliament.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Andrew Miller21/01/2011Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourProposed
Julian Huppert21/01/2011CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Lancaster21/01/2011Milton Keynes NorthConservativeSeconded
Graham Stringer24/01/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley24/01/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Williams24/01/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Williams24/01/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn25/01/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Albert Owen25/01/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/01/2011GowerLabourSigned
Andrew George25/01/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Blenkinsop25/01/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
John McDonnell26/01/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin26/01/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
John Leech26/01/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes26/01/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/01/2011AberavonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon26/01/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/01/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alun Michael31/01/2011Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock31/01/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz31/01/2011Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas02/02/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/02/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Swales08/02/2011RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby10/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Pete Wishart07/03/2011Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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