House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
MILLENNIUM ARTS FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS
EDM #194
Tabled 14 December 1999
1999-00 Session
That this House, mindful that the Millennium celebrates the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, congratulates JC2000, the Millennium Arts festival for Schools, on its success in signing up over 18,300 schools in the United Kingdom, with pupils of all faiths and none, to create artistic answers to this question 'if Jesus of Nazareth were to visit your area in the year 2000 what would you say to him and what would he say to you?'; further notes that the member schools (which include over 800 special schools) are already starting to display their presentations in hundreds of local festivals, and will thereby create a huge reservoir of art works, musical compositions and dramatic presentations which can be drawn upon by local organisations wishing to celebrate the Millennium and thus involve whole communities in the true meaning of the celebrations; further notes that the JC2000 charity has already raised three-quarters of the ú1.2 million it requires without receiving a penny of either Government or Lottery funding and wishes it success as it seeks the remainder; notes that, in addition to the local festivals, JC2000 will stage regional festivals of schools' work, culminating in a UK festival at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2000; and urges honourable Members to play their part in encouraging their local schools, thus helping to ensure that the generation which will inherit the Millennium will understand both the reason for celebrating the year 2000 and the part played by the Christian tradition in the development of this nation.

Signatures (58)

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.
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
11 January 2000
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2000
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
10 January 2000
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
16 December 1999
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
14 December 1999
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
10 January 2000
Cummings, John
Labour
16 December 1999
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
15 December 1999
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
16 December 1999
Davey, Valerie
Labour
15 December 1999
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
03 February 2000
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
16 December 1999
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
15 December 1999
Etherington, Bill
Labour
16 December 1999
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
20 December 1999
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
21 December 1999
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
13 January 2000
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
21 December 1999
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
16 December 1999
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
15 December 1999
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
14 December 1999
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
20 December 1999
Jones, Lynne
Labour
15 December 1999
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2000
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
12 January 2000
King, Andy
Labour
20 January 2000
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
15 December 1999
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
12 January 2000
Luff, Peter
Conservative
15 December 1999
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
31 January 2000
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
29 February 2000
Mawhinney, Sir Brian
Conservative
15 December 1999
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
16 December 1999
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
15 March 2000
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
27 January 2000
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
21 December 1999
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
14 December 1999
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
21 December 1999
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
15 December 1999
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
11 February 2000
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
14 December 1999
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
15 December 1999
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2000
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
27 January 2000
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
16 December 1999
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
20 December 1999
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
10 January 2000
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
13 January 2000
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
16 December 1999
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
15 December 1999
Young, Sir George
Conservative
10 January 2000
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.