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Restrictions On Live Music In Pubs

EDM number 712 in 1991-92, proposed by Tom Pendry on 19/02/1992.

That this House calls on the Government to introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the completely outdated restrictions which allow only two live musicians to perform on licensed premises unless the proprietor obtains first an expensive entertainments licence;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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tom Pendry19/02/1992Stalybridge & HydeProposed
Stuart Randall19/02/1992Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Alan Williams19/02/1992Swansea WestSigned
John Battle19/02/1992Leeds WestSigned
Kevin Barron19/02/1992Rother ValleySigned
Llin Golding19/02/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Norman Godman19/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tom Cox19/02/1992TootingSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/02/1992Islington NorthSigned
Bill Cash19/02/1992StaffordSigned
Menzies Campbell19/02/1992Fife North EastSigned
Austin Mitchell19/02/1992Great GrimsbySigned
Ian McCartney19/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Jim Marshall19/02/1992Leicester SouthSigned
Robert Hughes19/02/1992Aberdeen NorthSigned
Sylvia Heal19/02/1992Staffordshire MidSigned
Andrew Hargreaves19/02/1992Birmingham, Hall GreenSigned
Harry Barnes20/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Ronnie Fearn20/02/1992SouthportSigned
John Evans20/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Enright20/02/1992HemsworthSigned
Timothy Devlin20/02/1992Stockton SouthSigned
Ron Davies20/02/1992CaerphillySigned
Simon Coombs20/02/1992SwindonSigned
Michael Colvin20/02/1992Romsey and WatersideSigned
David Clelland20/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Alan Meale20/02/1992MansfieldSigned
Eric Illsley20/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Andrew Rowe20/02/1992Kent MidSigned
Frank Cook20/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle24/02/1992Warrington NorthSigned
David Knox24/02/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Tony Banks24/02/1992Newham North WestSigned
Jim Wallace24/02/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Peter Bottomley25/02/1992ElthamSigned
Jack Thompson25/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Terry Davis25/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Kim Howells25/02/1992PontypriddSigned
Tim Rathbone25/02/1992LewesSigned
Terry Patchett25/02/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Keith Bradley25/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara26/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Roy Beggs26/02/1992East AntrimSigned
Dennis Turner26/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Ian Grist03/03/1992Cardiff CentralSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
John Cummings05/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Peter Pike11/03/1992BurnleySigned
Tony Lloyd11/03/1992StretfordSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Robert ParryUnknownWithdrawn

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