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Funding Of The Arts

EDM number 36 in 1994-95, proposed by Alan Meale on 17/11/1994.

That this House believes that the Arts are one of the United Kingdom's greatest national assets, an arena of life which wins for Britain the respect and acclaim of the rest of the world; further sees that despite that recession artistic endeavour is flourishing with audience figures dramatically recovering; sees the Arts of the nation as footprints in time which enrich the lives of those who live or simply experience them; believes that they are important financial value in themselves as they provide, from a modest subsidy of less than half a percent of public spending, seedcorn investment for a whole range of industries which create directly the employment of over 500,000 people and generate immense sums of cash for the Treasury; recognises that the Arts are now Britain's fourth highest earners of foreign exchange; and thinks it folly that the Government seems intent on imposing cuts in funding for this important and valuable sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 74 MPs.

Alan Meale17/11/1994MansfieldProposed
Kevin Hughes17/11/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
William McKelvey17/11/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Eric Clarke17/11/1994MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/11/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Neil Gerrard17/11/1994WalthamstowSigned
Denis MacShane18/11/1994RotherhamSigned
Tony Banks18/11/1994Newham North WestSigned
Jim Dowd21/11/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Dennis Turner21/11/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping21/11/1994SherwoodSigned
Norman Godman21/11/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Terry Davis21/11/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Cunningham21/11/1994Coventry South EastSigned
John Cummings21/11/1994EasingtonSigned
Glenda Jackson21/11/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Peter Hardy22/11/1994WentworthSigned
Jack Thompson22/11/1994WansbeckSigned
Janet Anderson22/11/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Evans22/11/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Ian Davidson22/11/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe22/11/1994LeighSigned
Frank Cook22/11/1994Stockton NorthSigned
Michael Connarty22/11/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Keith Bradley22/11/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John McAllion22/11/1994Dundee EastSigned
Andrew MacKinlay22/11/1994ThurrockSigned
Helen Liddell22/11/1994Monklands EastSigned
Lynne Jones22/11/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ernie Ross22/11/1994Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond22/11/1994Don ValleySigned
Colin Pickthall22/11/1994West LancashireSigned
David Hanson22/11/1994DelynSigned
Richard Burden23/11/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Jim Wallace23/11/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gerry Steinberg23/11/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Clive Betts23/11/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Harry Barnes23/11/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall23/11/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Win Griffiths23/11/1994BridgendSigned
Angela Eagle23/11/1994WallaseySigned
Harry Cohen23/11/1994LeytonSigned
Jean Corston23/11/1994Bristol EastSigned
Helen Jackson23/11/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Ken Livingstone23/11/1994Brent EastSigned
Ian McCartney23/11/1994MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie23/11/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alex Carlile23/11/1994MontgomerySigned
Bill Etherington24/11/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
David Alton24/11/1994Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
David Steel24/11/1994Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
James Callaghan28/11/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Rachel Squire29/11/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Michael Clapham29/11/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/11/1994Islington NorthSigned
Mike Watson29/11/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody30/11/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Diana Maddock30/11/1994ChristchurchSigned
Edward O'Hara30/11/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Greg Pope30/11/1994HyndburnSigned
Alan Simpson01/12/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Keith Hill01/12/1994StreathamSigned
Andrew Miller01/12/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Audrey Wise01/12/1994PrestonSigned
Mike Gapes05/12/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Eric Illsley06/12/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Roger Godsiff06/12/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Joan Ruddock07/12/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
David Chidgey07/12/1994EastleighSigned
John Gunnell07/12/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Anne Campbell08/12/1994CambridgeSigned
Tommy Graham08/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martyn Jones13/12/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
John McWilliam27/02/1995BlaydonSigned

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