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MILLENNIUM ARTS FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 194: tabled on 14 December 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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, 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.

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
Signed on 11 January 2000
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2000
Twickenham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1999
South Staffordshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Leigh
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Bristol West
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2000
Grantham and Stamford
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 1999
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 1999
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1999
St Ives
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1999
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Somerton and Frome
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2000
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
Mid Worcestershire
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2000
Woking
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Medway
Mawhinney, Sir Brian
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
North West Cambridgeshire
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Burnley
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Loughborough
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 1999
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hazel Grove
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Clwyd West
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1999
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
Macclesfield
Young, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2000
North West Hampshire

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.