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Events industry and covid-19

EDM (Early Day Motion) 738: tabled on 16 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the events industry is worth £70 billion annually to the UK comprising conferences, exhibitions, weddings, arts and culture, festivals and shows, music and sporting events; expresses concern that unlike some parts of the hospitality sector little has been done to allow the events industry to reopen following the covid19 pandemic; believes that many of the 700,000 jobs in the industry are imminently at risk, including many independent contractors excluded from Government rescue packages to date and up to 25,000 small businesses; notes that much of the events industry is uniquely placed to incorporate social distancing and track and trace into its operations and has already developed a Safer Events Framework for Action to manage future risk; further notes that most European countries have reopened their events industries and that many postponed events have a lead-in time of six to nine months to reorganise; and therefore calls on the Government to set a timetable for reopening, to support the industry in its recovery period and to work with the Association of Event Organisers and other industry representatives to restore this vital part of the UK economy.

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.

Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Bedford
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Makerfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Leeds Central
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
West Lancashire
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2020
Chatham and Aylesford
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Jarrow
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2020
Ceredigion
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Knowsley
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Twickenham
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Richmond Park
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Bootle
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Streatham
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Mitcham and Morden
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Coventry South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Birkenhead
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2020
St Albans
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Hemsworth
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
East Lothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Norwich South
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.