Early day motion 807

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That this House recognises that professional football has become a major part of the modern way of life for millions of people; further recognises that its future has ramifications for individuals, communities and the nation; is aware that the state of the premier league and the professional game is causing concern; notes that self-regulation by the football authorities has often meant no regulation; further notes the widespread concern of club supporters, football journalists and financial commentators amongst others that the controlling interests in the clubs do not obviously demonstrate long-term commitment to the clubs involved and to the health of football in general; shares the concern of these groups about the level of debt and financial uncertainty which now affects certain clubs in all divisions; is further aware of the growing trend for public demonstration of unhappiness about these trends at clubs like Liverpool, Portsmouth and the recent Green and Gold campaign at Manchester United; believes the time has come for football fans to be given a tangible stake in the clubs they have helped build and still support; and calls on the Government and the football authorities to create a binding framework which will regulate club debt and those people who are involved in football, guarantee the protection of the consumer with rules for fair trading and protect the wider public interest by putting the supporter at the heart of the national game.

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Total number of signatures: 35

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 08.03.2010
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 23.02.2010
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 10.02.2010
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 09.02.2010
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 10.02.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 09.02.2010
Clelland, David Labour Party Tyne Bridge 23.02.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.02.2010
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 09.02.2010
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.02.2010
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 09.02.2010
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 24.02.2010
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 03.03.2010
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 22.02.2010
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 22.02.2010
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 09.02.2010
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 24.02.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 08.02.2010
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley North and Sefton East 04.02.2010
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 25.02.2010
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 09.02.2010
Kilfoyle, Peter Labour Party Liverpool Walton 04.02.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 02.03.2010
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 04.02.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 09.02.2010
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 10.02.2010
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 03.03.2010
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 04.02.2010
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 23.02.2010
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 10.02.2010
Twigg, Derek Labour Party Halton 04.02.2010
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 09.02.2010
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 10.02.2010
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 04.02.2010
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 10.02.2010