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EDM number 2005 in 1992-93, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 12/05/1993.

That this House congratulates the National Heritage Committee for its landmark report on compact disc prices; notes that the favourite music of the record industry is the ringing of the tills; notes that record companies, manufacturers, distributors and retailers are overcharging the public for CDs; notes that in the past decade the price of CD players has fallen to an eighth of the original price, while the price of CDs has only fallen less than one-third in real terms; notes that the Committee found the evidence of the record industry unconvincing and that high prices are depressing the sales of CDs; notes that the Committee found no evidence of payments to performers inflating price of CDs; calls on the record companies and retailers to reduce the price of CDs immediately by at least ú2 and in some cases by ú4 so that premium CDs are available to the public at ú9. 99; calls on the government to introduce legislation immediately to repeat the relevant sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to permit UK businesses to import lower-priced CDs from the USA and other countries; and requests the Government to take immediate action to bring down the prices of CDs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths12/05/1993Edinburgh SouthProposed
David Nicholson12/05/1993TauntonSigned
Eric Clarke12/05/1993MidlothianSigned
Roger Godsiff12/05/1993Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Irene Adams12/05/1993Paisley NorthSigned
Alan Williams12/05/1993Swansea WestSigned
Bill Michie13/05/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Gerry Steinberg13/05/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Janet Anderson13/05/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Jim Dowd13/05/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Frank Cook13/05/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Keith Bradley13/05/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone13/05/1993Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley13/05/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Colin Pickthall13/05/1993West LancashireSigned
Alan Meale14/05/1993MansfieldSigned
Win Griffiths14/05/1993BridgendSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie14/05/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings14/05/1993EasingtonSigned
Lynne Jones14/05/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones14/05/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Bridget Prentice17/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Nick Raynsford17/05/1993GreenwichSigned
Peter Hardy17/05/1993WentworthSigned
Doug Hoyle17/05/1993Warrington NorthSigned
Alex Carlile17/05/1993MontgomerySigned
Terry Davis17/05/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Norman Godman17/05/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Connarty18/05/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham18/05/1993Manchester, BlackleySigned
Paul Flynn18/05/1993Newport WestSigned
Tony Banks18/05/1993Newham North WestSigned
Jack Thompson18/05/1993WansbeckSigned
Mike Watson18/05/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Jon Owen Jones18/05/1993Cardiff CentralSigned
Ian McCartney18/05/1993MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion18/05/1993Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden18/05/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ernie Ross18/05/1993Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike18/05/1993BurnleySigned
William McKelvey18/05/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Maria Fyfe19/05/1993Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
John Evans19/05/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Ian Davidson19/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/05/1993LeighSigned
Michael Clapham19/05/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jamie Cann19/05/1993IpswichSigned
Martin Redmond19/05/1993Don ValleySigned
Elliot Morley20/05/1993Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Roland Boyes20/05/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Mike Hall20/05/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Dennis Turner20/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alan Milburn24/05/1993DarlingtonSigned
Jim Wallace24/05/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1993RhonddaSigned
John Gunnell08/06/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Martyn Jones10/06/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Jimmy Boyce10/06/1993RotherhamSigned
Paul Murphy15/06/1993TorfaenSigned
Mike O'Brien16/06/1993North WarwickshireSigned

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