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THE NEW D'OYLY CARTE GILBERT & SULLIVAN COMPANY AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM

EDM number 1549 in 1997-98, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 13/07/1998.

That this House deeply regrets the failure of the Government and the Arts Council to provide any funding to the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company to sustain what is quintessentially part of the English cultural and musical heritage, and the Arts Council's unwillingness to recognise the D'Oyly Carte opera company as worthy of a place on the list of organisations given client status for regular funding, in spite of the fact that the company has been the custodian of a unique part of the British musical tradition for more than 120 years; notes that the D'Oyly Carte brings Gilbert and Sullivan to a non-elitist audience across the whole of Britain at the price range of ú8 to ú22 per seat, making it by far the largest and most prolific touring company in the United Kingdom which is not in receipt of any regular funding by the Arts Council; feels that since more than 83 per cent. of the income of the D'Oyly Carte opera company is raised through the box office and private sector donations, and the company is financially and managerially well-run and shares none of the overheads and administrative costs of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, support for D'Oyly Carte gives much better value than most other forms of musical endeavour; congratulates Sir Michael Bishop, Chairman of D'Oyly Carte and Raymond Gubbay Ltd. for establishing an association to market, promote and develop the future of G and S operettas can continue to be a part of Britain's great musical heritage as it moves towards the millennium.

This motion has been signed by a total of 115 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Austin Mitchell13/07/1998Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Nick Hawkins13/07/1998Surrey HeathConservativeSigned
Simon Hughes13/07/1998North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Gardiner13/07/1998Brent NorthLabourSigned
Anthony Steen13/07/1998TotnesConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton14/07/1998MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John D Taylor14/07/1998StrangfordUUPSigned
Ronnie Fearn14/07/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Loughton14/07/1998East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Ashok Kumar14/07/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Lynne Jones14/07/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Barry Jones14/07/1998Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Bob Russell14/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt15/07/1998Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Ann Winterton15/07/1998CongletonConservativeSigned
David Wilshire15/07/1998SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler15/07/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Tapsell15/07/1998Louth & HorncastleConservativeSigned
Donald Gorrie15/07/1998Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/07/1998LeighLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/07/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Julian Lewis16/07/1998New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Audrey Wise16/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
David Atkinson17/07/1998Bournemouth EastConservativeSigned
Frank Cook17/07/1998Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Robert Walter20/07/1998North DorsetConservativeSigned
Jim Wallace20/07/1998Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Body20/07/1998Boston & SkegnessConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt20/07/1998ReigateConservativeSigned
Tony Baldry20/07/1998BanburyConservativeSigned
Dominic Grieve20/07/1998BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned
James Gray20/07/1998North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Christopher Gill20/07/1998LudlowConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant20/07/1998LichfieldConservativeSigned
Michael Clark20/07/1998RayleighConservativeSigned
Andrew Robathan20/07/1998BlabyConservativeSigned
Caroline Spelman20/07/1998MeridenConservativeSigned
Robert Jackson20/07/1998WantageConservativeSigned
Geoffrey Johnson Smith20/07/1998WealdenConservativeSigned
Peter Luff20/07/1998Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara20/07/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ian Bruce20/07/1998South DorsetConservativeSigned
Robin Corbett21/07/1998Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
John Cummings21/07/1998EasingtonLabourSigned
Janet Dean21/07/1998BurtonLabourSigned
David Amess21/07/1998Southend WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Tyrie21/07/1998ChichesterConservativeSigned
John Wilkinson21/07/1998Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Michael Colvin21/07/1998RomseyConservativeSigned
Sydney Chapman21/07/1998Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Peter Pike21/07/1998BurnleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/07/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom King21/07/1998BridgwaterConservativeSigned
Julie Kirkbride21/07/1998BromsgroveConservativeSigned
Andrew MacKinlay21/07/1998ThurrockLabourSigned
Michael Mates21/07/1998East HampshireConservativeSigned
Peter Temple-Morris22/07/1998LeominsterLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne22/07/1998New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Gerry Steinberg22/07/1998Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Howard Flight22/07/1998Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Jim Dobbin22/07/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham22/07/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara22/07/1998Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Paul Marsden22/07/1998Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Andrew Love22/07/1998EdmontonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Syd Rapson22/07/1998Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
David Prior22/07/1998North NorfolkConservativeSigned
Owen Paterson22/07/1998North ShropshireConservativeSigned
Tam Dalyell23/07/1998LinlithgowLabourSigned
Nigel Beard23/07/1998Bexleyheath & CrayfordLabourSigned
Anne Begg23/07/1998Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Peter Viggers23/07/1998GosportConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing23/07/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer23/07/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen23/07/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill23/07/1998OchilLabourSigned
David Maclean23/07/1998Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Nick Harvey23/07/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner23/07/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Tom Pendry23/07/1998Stalybridge & HydeLabourSigned
David Taylor24/07/1998North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gerry Bermingham24/07/1998St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Eileen Gordon24/07/1998RomfordLabourSigned
John McWilliam24/07/1998BlaydonLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence24/07/1998Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Bowen Wells27/07/1998Hertford & StortfordConservativeSigned
Charles Wardle27/07/1998Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Martin Bell27/07/1998TattonIndependentSigned
Joe Ashton27/07/1998BassetlawLabourSigned
Teresa Gorman27/07/1998BillericayConservativeSigned
Christopher Fraser27/07/1998Mid Dorset & North PooleConservativeSigned
William Cash27/07/1998StoneConservativeSigned
Julian Brazier27/07/1998CanterburyConservativeSigned
Michael Heseltine27/07/1998HenleyConservativeSigned
Joan Humble27/07/1998Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Edward Leigh27/07/1998GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Chris Mullin27/07/1998Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Graham Brady27/07/1998Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
Raymond Powell28/07/1998OgmoreLabourSigned
Mike Wood28/07/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes29/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Goggins30/07/1998Wythenshawe & Sale EastLabourSigned
Eleanor Laing30/07/1998Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Andrew Hunter30/07/1998BasingstokeConservativeSigned
John Horam30/07/1998OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Barry Sheerman30/07/1998HuddersfieldLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andy King31/07/1998Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Tony Benn31/07/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Dari Taylor02/09/1998Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Alan Clark02/09/1998Kensington & ChelseaConservativeSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Randall09/11/1998UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Patricia HewittUnknownWithdrawn
Margaret HodgeUnknownWithdrawn

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