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FUNDING OF LONDON'S ORCHESTRAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 118: tabled on 29 November 1993

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned that the cuts in the future funding of the Arts Council will perpetuate the crises in arts funding as a whole and will have dire consequences for the high standards of British classical musicians and cultural life; believes financial investment in the Arts to be an essential prerequisite for the continuation of high cultural standards in Britain; recognises the importance of eliminating waste and increasing efficiency within the Arts Council but believes the present Government initiated reviews to be motivated by a desire to cut Treasury costs rather than a commitment to maximising public funds to support art forms at their highest level of excellence; condemns the situation where three of the four internationally renowned London orchestras are forced to compete for one Arts Council grant and the subsequent threat this poses to programmes, performances and jobs as well as the future of two of the losers; and deems such a withdrawal of Arts Council funding to be contrary to the Council's stated commitment to maintain quality, access to the widest audience and cultural diversity and contrary to the Government's own commitment to maintain support for the Arts at the last General Election.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1993
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Midlothian
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Tooting
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Lewisham West
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Warley East
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1993
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Warrington South
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1993
Streatham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1993
Vauxhall
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 1993
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1993
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Dulwich
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Feltham and Heston
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Liverpool, Garston
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1993
Thurrock
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1993
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Burnley
Raynsford, Mr Nick
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Greenwich
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1993
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1993
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1993
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Bolsover
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1993
Wolverhampton South East
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1993
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FUNDING OF LONDON'S ORCHESTRAS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises the importance and quality of regional arts and expresses the wish that they should receive a fair share of Arts Council support.'.
Conservative, Elmet
1
signature
EDM 118A1: tabled on 30 November 1993