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Future Of The Royal Shakespeare Company

EDM number 502 in 1989-90, proposed by Brian Sedgemore on 08/02/1990.

That this House believes that the decision of the Royal Shakespeare Company to close its London theatres for a period as an economy measure is a national scandal which illustrates perfectly the cynical contempt with which the Government views art, dramas and our country's heritage; is horrified that a philistine Government is prepared to allow a priceless national asset to be treated in such a shabby and demeaning manner; condemns the pathetic response of the Arts Council to the tragedy; notes that the Government, even on its own miserable criteria, has constantly refused to provide adequate funding for the Royal Shakespeare Company; and calls on all right-thinking people to express their concern and anger with the wretched position in which the Government has left this once proud and great company.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Brian Sedgemore08/02/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchProposed
Dawn Primarolo08/02/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Tony Banks08/02/1990Newham North WestSigned
Harry Cohen08/02/1990LeytonSigned
Alice Mahon08/02/1990HalifaxSigned
Dennis Skinner08/02/1990BolsoverSigned
Norman Hogg09/02/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Maria Fyfe09/02/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Harry Barnes09/02/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Ernie Ross12/02/1990Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy12/02/1990WentworthSigned
John McAllion12/02/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey12/02/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley12/02/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe12/02/1990LeighSigned
James Wray12/02/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
John Battle13/02/1990Leeds WestSigned
George Galloway13/02/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Michael Foot13/02/1990Blaenau GwentSigned
Bob Cryer13/02/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Alan Meale13/02/1990MansfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle13/02/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Martin Redmond13/02/1990Don ValleySigned
Alex Carlile13/02/1990MontgomerySigned
Roland Boyes14/02/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/1990Islington NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/02/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Robert Parry15/02/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Lewis15/02/1990WorsleySigned
Tom Cox15/02/1990TootingSigned
Max Madden19/02/1990Bradford WestSigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Robert Wareing19/02/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Mark Fisher19/02/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eddie Loyden22/02/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Kim Howells01/03/1990PontypriddSigned
John Garrett01/03/1990Norwich SouthSigned
Eric Illsley07/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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