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D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 574: tabled on 09 December 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 114 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House recognises that the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company has been the custodian of a unique part of Britain's musical heritage in performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas for more than 120 years; notes that the Company, which tours to 36 towns and cities throughout Britain, faces imminent closure; further notes that the D'Oyly Carte bring Gilbert and Sullivan to a non-elitist audience across the whole of Britain in the price range of ú8 to ú22 per seat, that it is by far the largest and most prolific touring company in the United Kingdom which is not in receipt of any regular funding by the Arts council and that more than 80 per cent of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's income has been raised through the box office and the private sector; and calls on the Government and the Arts Council to recognise the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as worthy of a place on the list of organisations given client status for regular funding by the Arts Council.

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.

Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Reigate
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Boston and Skegness
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Exeter
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Canterbury
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Blyth Valley
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Hove
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Stone
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Brigg and Goole
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Chipping Barnet
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Christchurch
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Rayleigh
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Leigh
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Hendon
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
Rutland and Melton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1997
Southport
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Rochdale
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Worcester
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1997
Brent North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1997
Norwich North
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 1998
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1998
Edinburgh West
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 1997
Portsmouth South
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Surrey Heath
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
South Holland and The Deepings
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Nottingham East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Luton North
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Aldershot
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Barnsley Central
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Essex
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
Wealden
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Feltham and Heston
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Stafford
King, Mr Tom
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
Bridgwater
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Beckenham
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
New Forest East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Brent East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Mid Worcestershire
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Slough
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Woking
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Kirkcaldy
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Forest of Dean
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Shropshire
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1997
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Burnley
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Gravesham
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1997
Portsmouth North
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Blaby
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Enfield North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Aldridge-Brownhills
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Bolsover
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Warrington South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
West Worcestershire
St Aubyn, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1997
Guildford
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
Totnes
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1998
Wigan
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
New Forest West
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1997
Conwy
Wills, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
North Swindon
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1997
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1997
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.