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JERRY SPRINGER DVD WITHDRAWAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1270: tabled on 14 December 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 agrees with Noam Chomsky that `if you're really in favour of free speech, then you're in favour of freedom of speech precisely for views you despise. Otherwise, you're not in favour of free speech'; regrets the apparent decision of Sainsbury's and Woolworths to respond to minimal pressure by withdrawing DVDs of Jerry Springer: the Opera from sale in their stores; recognises that Jerry Springer: the Opera is a widely acclaimed work of art having won eight major awards including best musical at the Olivier Awards, the Critics' Circle Awards and the Evening Standard Awards; notes that vociferous minority pressure groups now increasingly target works of art with the outcome that the majority are sometimes denied the choice to judge works for themselves; and calls on the Government to ensure that freedom of expression remains a central principle of society and to protect the ability of individuals to explore comprehensively and lawfully all aspects of culture.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
Twickenham
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Islington North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Portsmouth South
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Gravesham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Eastleigh
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Crawley
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Winchester
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Pendle
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Argyll and Bute
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Torbay
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.