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200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF CHARLES DARWIN

That this House notes the extraordinary achievements of Charles Darwin; notes that 2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species; welcomes proposals for the creation of a Darwin Day in recognition of the ground-breaking work of the British scientist responsible for the theory of evolution by natural selection; and calls for Darwin's birthday, 12 February, to be designated a public holiday in honour of one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 19.01.2009
Ancram, Michael Conservative Party Devizes 23.02.2009
Atkins, Charlotte Labour Party Staffordshire Moorlands 22.01.2009
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 20.01.2009
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 01.07.2009
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 21.01.2009
Berry, Roger Labour Party Kingswood 20.01.2009
Boswell, Tim Conservative Party Daventry 03.02.2009
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.01.2009
Browne, Jeremy Liberal Democrats Taunton 26.01.2009
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 05.03.2009
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 27.01.2009
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 14.01.2009
Cawsey, Ian Labour Party Brigg and Goole 01.04.2009
Challen, Colin Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 26.01.2009
Clappison, James Conservative Party Hertsmere 19.01.2009
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.01.2009
Cousins, Jim Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 11.02.2009
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 14.01.2009
Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 12.03.2009
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 15.01.2009
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 14.01.2009
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 26.01.2009
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 23.02.2009
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 03.03.2009
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 12.01.2009
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 23.02.2009
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 22.01.2009
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 13.01.2009
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 19.01.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 15.01.2009
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 14.01.2009
Hesford, Stephen Labour Party Wirral West 22.01.2009
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 13.01.2009
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 21.01.2009
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 23.02.2009
Howells, Kim Labour Party Pontypridd 27.01.2009
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 13.01.2009
Huhne, Chris Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 19.01.2009
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 23.02.2009
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 20.01.2009
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 13.01.2009
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 23.02.2009
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 27.01.2009
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 20.01.2009
Keeble, Sally Labour Party Northampton North 27.01.2009
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 29.01.2009
Kramer, Susan Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 20.03.2009
Kumar, Ashok Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 12.01.2009
Laxton, Bob Labour Party Derby North 20.01.2009
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 28.01.2009
MacKay, Andrew Conservative Party Bracknell 21.01.2009
Mackinlay, Andrew Labour Party Thurrock 12.03.2009
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 14.01.2009
Mallaber, Judy Labour Party Amber Valley 10.03.2009
Marshall-Andrews, Robert Labour Party Medway 10.02.2009
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 03.02.2009
McCartney, Ian Labour Party Makerfield 20.01.2009
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 26.01.2009
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 27.02.2009
Morgan, Julie Labour Party Cardiff North 04.02.2009
Oaten, Mark Liberal Democrats Winchester 26.01.2009
Palmer, Nick Labour Party Broxtowe 26.01.2009
Pelling, Andrew INDEPENDENT Croydon Central 26.01.2009
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 20.01.2009
Reed, Andy Labour Party Loughborough 05.03.2009
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 27.01.2009
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 01.06.2009
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 29.01.2009
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 26.01.2009
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 21.01.2009
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 15.01.2009
Stewart, Ian Labour Party Eccles 12.01.2009
Taylor, Dari Labour Party Stockton South 04.02.2009
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 13.01.2009
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 04.02.2009
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 19.01.2009
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 28.01.2009
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 27.01.2009