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TRADING ARM OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1639: tabled on 10 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 deplores the attempts by the board and senior managers of the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) to undermine the status of its staff as public servants through the misuse of its trading arm; notes that the clear intention of the legislation that enabled NMSI to create a trading company, the National Heritage Act 1983, was that the company would carry out commercial activities in support of museum activities, but not that it should be used as a tool to dismantle the terms and conditions of museum staff; calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to intervene immediately to bring an end to this practice; and asks that the Secretary of State re-assert the principle that the responsibility for collecting, caring for, and making available to the public the national heritage in scientific and industrial artefacts ought to reside in staff directly employed by and accountable to the state.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
South Ribble
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Burton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 22 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Cheltenham
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Calder Valley
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 26 June 2009
Croydon Central
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Halifax
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Colchester
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Bradford West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Edinburgh East
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 16 June 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.