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COST OF TOURS TO THE BIG BEN CLOCK TOWER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2781: tabled on 27 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 regrets the plans of the House of Commons Commission to create an admission charge of 15.00 for Big Ben tours; notes that if fees increase in July 2012 as planned, it will cost a family of four 60 to visit the Big Ben Clock Tower; believes that this undermines the basic principle of British democracy, that this is a people's parliament, open freely to its citizens; further believes there must surely be other ways of saving money, such as publishing Hansard and business papers online; and therefore urges the House of Commons Commission to think again, to scrap the fees and to make sure that this remains a parliament for the many, not the few.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
York Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2012
Edinburgh West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2012
St Ives
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 20 March 2012
North Down
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2012
Peterborough
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Manchester Central
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 2012
South Antrim
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Gateshead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Bolton South East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2012
Romford
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2012
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 March 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Bolsover
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2012
Cleethorpes

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.