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Society Of Biology's Biology Week 2014

EDM number 365 in 2014-15, proposed by Andrew Miller on 15/10/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Schools, Science and Students.

That this House celebrates the launch of the Society of Biology's third nationwide Biology Week 2014 from 13 to 19 October 2014; notes that among its key objectives is a commitment to encourage an interest in science among young people; congratulates the Society for its initiative and the range of innovative events and activities that have been organised; further congratulates the Society for its wider role in promoting events in Parliament on behalf of the science and engineering community to assist hon. and Right hon. Members in their understanding of science; applauds the efforts that are being made throughout the UK, especially by teachers in primary and secondary schools, to revitalise the science curriculum and to convey the excitement of science to pupils and students; further notes the wide range of activities organised by the Society in local communities all over the country which are designed to illustrate and focus on the vital role of biology and the biological sciences; further notes that on 15 October 2014 the parliamentary launch of Biology Week is co-sponsored by the hon. Members for Ellesmere Port and Neston, South Basildon and East Thurrock, and Cambridge; and further notes the unrivalled contribution that the study of biology and the biological sciences have made and continue to make to our understanding of nature, to the quality of life and to the knowledge economy of the 21st century.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Andrew Miller15/10/2014Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourProposed
Stephen Metcalfe15/10/2014South Basildon and East ThurrockConservativeSeconded
Julian Huppert15/10/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/10/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon16/10/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/10/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman16/10/2014Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Hugh Bayley16/10/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Mary Glindon16/10/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/10/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Evans16/10/2014Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Valerie Vaz20/10/2014Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Alan Meale21/10/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/10/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson22/10/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/10/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Anderson22/10/2014BlaydonLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/10/2014GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn24/10/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Julian Lewis27/10/2014New Forest EastConservativeSigned
John Leech27/10/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff27/10/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Lady Hermon27/10/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Mark Williams28/10/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned

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