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EDM number 118 in 1993-94, proposed by Bridget Prentice on 29/11/1993.

That this House is concerned that the cuts in the future funding of the Arts Council will perpetuate the crises in arts funding as a whole and will have dire consequences for the high standards of British classical musicians and cultural life; believes financial investment in the Arts to be an essential prerequisite for the continuation of high cultural standards in Britain; recognises the importance of eliminating waste and increasing efficiency within the Arts Council but believes the present Government initiated reviews to be motivated by a desire to cut Treasury costs rather than a commitment to maximising public funds to support art forms at their highest level of excellence; condemns the situation where three of the four internationally renowned London orchestras are forced to compete for one Arts Council grant and the subsequent threat this poses to programmes, performances and jobs as well as the future of two of the losers; and deems such a withdrawal of Arts Council funding to be contrary to the Council's stated commitment to maintain quality, access to the widest audience and cultural diversity and contrary to the Government's own commitment to maintain support for the Arts at the last General Election.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Bridget Prentice29/11/1993Lewisham EastProposed
Nick Raynsford29/11/1993GreenwichSigned
Barbara Roche29/11/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Simon Hughes29/11/1993Southwark and BermondseySigned
Glenda Jackson29/11/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Tessa Jowell29/11/1993DulwichSigned
Alan Keen29/11/1993Feltham & HestonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/11/1993Islington NorthSigned
Jim Dowd29/11/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Neil Gerrard29/11/1993WalthamstowSigned
John Gunnell29/11/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ken Livingstone30/11/1993Brent EastSigned
Mike Hall30/11/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Jean Corston30/11/1993Bristol EastSigned
Eric Clarke30/11/1993MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale30/11/1993MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey30/11/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion30/11/1993Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross30/11/1993Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall30/11/1993West LancashireSigned
Roy Hughes01/12/1993Newport EastSigned
Audrey Wise01/12/1993PrestonSigned
Tony Banks01/12/1993Newham North WestSigned
Janet Anderson01/12/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Norman Godman01/12/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Andrew Faulds01/12/1993Warley EastSigned
Tom Cox01/12/1993TootingSigned
Eddie Loyden01/12/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Eric Illsley01/12/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner01/12/1993BolsoverSigned
Robert Parry01/12/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Peter Pike01/12/1993BurnleySigned
Michael Clapham01/12/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Alex Carlile02/12/1993MontgomerySigned
Dennis Turner02/12/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/1993CheltenhamSigned
Kate Hoey02/12/1993VauxhallSigned
Alan Simpson02/12/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Edward O'Hara06/12/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Andrew MacKinlay08/12/1993ThurrockSigned
Roland Boyes08/12/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Martyn Jones14/12/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Joan Ruddock16/12/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Keith Hill17/12/1993StreathamSigned
Mike Gapes17/12/1993Ilford SouthSigned

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