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RESTRICTIONS ON LIVE MUSIC IN PUBS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 712: tabled on 19 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the completely outdated restrictions which allow only two live musicians to perform on licensed premises unless the proprietor obtains first an expensive entertainments licence; recognises that modern technology enables almost exactly the same sound levels to be produced whether by live musician or record, tape, compact disc or other electronic means; further believes that the people of Britain who get so much enjoyment from pubs and other licensed premises should not have their choice of listening to reasonably sized live music groups limited by the imposition of an entertainments licence yet which does not apply to music produced by the recording companies nor for darts, pool matches, quizzes, strip shows and many other entertainments; notes that the lifting of restrictions on live musicians would create jobs and reduce unemployment; and believes that live and recorded music should be treated the same and the two musicians rule should be scrapped.

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.

Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1992
Eastbourne
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1992
Ealing, Southall
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
Eltham
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1992
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Workington
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1992
Stafford
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1992
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Stockton North
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1992
Swindon
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Easington
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1992
Stockton South
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
St Helens North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 1992
Southport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1992
Windsor and Maidenhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Cardiff Central
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1992
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1992
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Mid Staffordshire
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1992
Harrow West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Barnsley Central
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Hartlepool
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Stretford
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Leicester South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Carlisle
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Great Grimsby
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Knowsley South
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Burnley
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
Lewes
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1992
Mid Kent
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Huddersfield
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1992
Ilford South
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 1992
Orkney and Shetland
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1992
Hastings and Rye
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Preston

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

RESTRICTIONS ON LIVE MUSIC IN PUBS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'as a matter of urgency.'.
Labour, Liverpool, Riverside
1
signature
EDM 712A1: tabled on 26 February 1992
RESTRICTIONS ON LIVE MUSIC IN PUBS (Amendment 2)
after 'same' ,insert 'possibly excessive'.
Labour, Wentworth
1
signature
EDM 712A2: tabled on 2 March 1992