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Eu Cohesion Policy

EDM number 439 in 2010-12, proposed by Hywel Williams on 07/07/2010.
Categorised under the topic of European Union.

That this House welcomes the findings of the National Assembly for Wales Committee on European and External Affairs that recommend continuing with an EU-wide cohesion policy for all regions of the European Union, both old and new Member States, with continued access to convergence and competitiveness-type funding subject to need and transitional support for those regions moving out of convergence status; believes that the ideas of a renationalisation of Cohesion Policy, by repatriating EU funding to relativelyricher Member States, including the UK, should be rejected as not being in the best interests of Wales, the UK or the wider European Union; and calls on the UK Coalition Government to work with the Welsh Government to make the case for continuation of an EU-wide cohesion policy, including access toconvergence support for qualifying regions, and provison of transitional funding arrangements, post 2013.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Hywel Williams07/07/2010ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Elfyn Llwyd07/07/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards07/07/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Eric Illsley08/07/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Mark Durkan08/07/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Alan Meale08/07/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie12/07/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hywel Francis12/07/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/07/2010GowerLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma14/07/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned

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