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SUPPORTING LOCAL CINEMAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 459: tabled on 10 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 welcomes Time Out magazine's campaign to support local and independent cinemas in London; notes research by the Greater London Assembly's Culture committee showing that 13 London boroughs have no or only limited access to cinemas compared to the national average; further notes the growing concentration of cinema exhibition and ownership in the UK, with multiplex venues accounting for 71 per cent. of cinema screens in 2003 compared to 10 per cent. in 1988, 37 per cent. in 1995 and 57 per cent. in 1999; believes that these trends have restricted access to the cinema for many people and the choice of films on offer to cinema goers, with 9 out of 10 films screened in Outer London cinemas coming from the United States; believes that this is particularly regrettable in a multicultural city such as London, which would benefit from the wider distribution of a greater diversity of films in different languages; further believes that local cinemas make an important contribution to the economic and social vitality of local communities and to social inclusion; and therefore calls on Her Majesty's Government to reform planning law to remove cinemas from the use class category D2 (Leisure) so that any change of use involving a cinema building requires planning permission, and to amend the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to allow local authorities to provide business rate relief to local cinemas.

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.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2005
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
Eastleigh
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Putney
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Hornchurch
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 23 March 2005
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
St Ives
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2005
Leicester South
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2005
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2005
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
Winchester
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Newbury
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Castle Point
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2005
Truro and St Austell
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2005
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.