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Associate Status To EU Research Programmes

EDM number 324 in 2016-17, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 13/07/2016.
Categorised under the topics of EU law and treaties, Higher education, Research and innovation and Science.

That this House notes with deep concern the growing number of reports of British academics and scientists being asked to leave EU-funded projects or step down from leadership roles due to post-EU referendum funding fears, and of British universities coming under pressure to abandon international collaborations with EU partners; further notes that many non-EU countries, such as Norway, Tunisia and Turkey, have associate status in EU research programmes; believes that an early guarantee to commit to such associate status for the UK would provide the confidence and certainty necessary to British academics and scientists playing a full and active part in EU research programmes; and calls on the Government to act urgently to reassure the European Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the European Research Council that Government support for EU research programmes will continue during any negotiations resulting from the EU referendum outcome.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Caroline Lucas13/07/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Peter Bottomley13/07/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts14/07/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens14/07/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Lammy18/07/2016TottenhamLabourSeconded
Richard Arkless18/07/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown18/07/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale18/07/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Marion Fellows18/07/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law18/07/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil18/07/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald19/07/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Norman Lamb19/07/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Crawley19/07/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier19/07/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams19/07/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Doughty20/07/2016Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell20/07/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan20/07/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson20/07/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard20/07/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/07/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Owen Thompson21/07/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands21/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry05/09/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
John Pugh05/09/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake05/09/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael05/09/2016Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Hayes05/09/2016Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Peter Grant05/09/2016GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh05/09/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson06/09/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned

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