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MUSICIANS AND AIR TRAVEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 107: tabled on 22 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 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 celebrates the cultural and economic contributions of musicians to society; is concerned that airlines' regulations regarding the carriage of musical instruments remain inconsistent and can even vary within airlines; recognises the intrinsic and crucial value of musical instruments for musicians; notes that damage to these instruments may be sustained if musicians are required to place them in the hold rather than carry them in the cabin; supports the Incorporated Society of Musicians in its campaign for all airlines to adopt a minimum standard agreement to allow musicians to carry a musical instrument as an additional item of hand baggage on flights, if the item is guitar-sized or smaller; welcomes the success of the Instruments on Planes campaign in negotiating with one airline, which announced on 12 January 2011 a new musician-friendly baggage policy; further notes that the US, which is the UK's closest competitor for music exports, has already legislated on the issue under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act 2012; and calls on the Government to publish non-binding guidance for airlines on the carriage of music instruments in the cabin of aircraft.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Livingston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Upper Bann
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Blaenau Gwent
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
Ceredigion

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.