Early day motion 894

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UNIVERSITY MARINE BIOLOGICAL STATION MILLPORT

That this House is deeply concerned that University Marine Biological Station, Millport, which has been operational since the late 19th century, could close; notes that the University of London is currently the custodian of the facility and that a decision is pending by the University's Board of Trustees on the future of this national asset; recognises that the station is used by universities, schools and others in Scotland, England and Wales, as well as institutions outside the UK, providing marine biology field course teaching and facilities; further notes that the Marine Station is unique in being able to offer a range of interesting and diverse marine habitats in extremely close proximity to the Station and is ideally situated for marine biological teaching and research; further recognises that the Station is the second largest employer on Millport after the NHS and that most of its staff live on the Isle of Cumbrae; welcomes the contribution to the island economy of residents and visitors alike with an overall regional impact said to be around £2 million per annum; believes that if the Marine Station were to close the impact would be devastating on the island community of Cumbrae; further believes that it is vital that a way is found to secure the future of the facility; and calls on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together to ensure the future of the Marine Station.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 31.01.2013
Bailey, Adrian Labour Party West Bromwich West 28.01.2013
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 28.02.2013
Brazier, Julian Conservative Party Canterbury 13.02.2013
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 15.01.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 09.01.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 10.01.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 11.02.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 08.01.2013
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.01.2013
Coffey, Ann Labour Party Stockport 28.01.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 28.01.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 09.01.2013
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 09.01.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 08.01.2013
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 28.01.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 28.01.2013
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 16.01.2013
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 16.01.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 09.01.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 17.01.2013
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 28.01.2013
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 28.01.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 28.01.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 17.01.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 06.02.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 06.02.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 10.01.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.01.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 28.01.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 15.01.2013
Hendry, Charles Conservative Party Wealden 28.01.2013
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 21.01.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.01.2013
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 23.01.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 16.01.2013
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 16.01.2013
Laing, Eleanor Conservative Party Epping Forest 28.01.2013
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 08.01.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 14.01.2013
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 28.01.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 08.01.2013
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 08.01.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 16.01.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.01.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 08.01.2013
McKechin, Ann Labour Party Glasgow North 08.01.2013
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 08.01.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 09.01.2013
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 29.01.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 16.01.2013
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 08.01.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 26.02.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 31.01.2013
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 08.01.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 08.01.2013
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 28.01.2013
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 28.01.2013
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 08.01.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 09.01.2013
Robertson, Angus Scottish National Party Moray 23.01.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 06.02.2013
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 28.01.2013
Roy, Frank Labour Party Motherwell and Wishaw 28.01.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 30.01.2013
Sawford, Andy Labour Party Corby 28.01.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.01.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.01.2013
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 10.01.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 08.01.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 09.01.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 10.01.2013
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 10.01.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 29.01.2013
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 23.01.2013
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 23.01.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 15.01.2013
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 23.01.2013