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Millennium Arts Festival For Schools

EDM number 194 in 1999-00, proposed by Donald Anderson on 14/12/1999.

That this House, mindful that the Millennium celebrates the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, congratulates JC2000, the Millennium Arts festival for Schools, on its success in signing up over 18,300 schools in the United Kingdom, with pupils of all faiths and none, to create artistic answers to this question 'if Jesus of Nazareth were to visit your area in the year 2000 what would you say to him and what would he say to you?'; further notes that the member schools (which include over 800 special schools) are already starting to display their presentations in hundreds of local festivals, and will thereby create a huge reservoir of art works, musical compositions and dramatic presentations which can be drawn upon by local organisations wishing to celebrate the Millennium and thus involve whole communities in the true meaning of the celebrations; further notes that the JC2000 charity has already raised three-quarters of the ú1.2 million it requires without receiving a penny of either Government or Lottery funding and wishes it success as it seeks the remainder; notes that, in addition to the local festivals, JC2000 will stage regional festivals of schools' work, culminating in a UK festival at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2000; and urges honourable Members to play their part in encouraging their local schools, thus helping to ensure that the generation which will inherit the Millennium will understand both the reason for celebrating the year 2000 and the part played by the Christian tradition in the development of this nation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Donald Anderson14/12/1999Swansea EastLabourProposed
Peter Pike14/12/1999BurnleyLabourSigned
Virginia Bottomley14/12/1999South West SurreyConservativeSigned
Patrick Cormack14/12/1999South StaffordshireConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth14/12/1999Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Simon Hughes14/12/1999North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton15/12/1999MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs15/12/1999East AntrimUUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson15/12/1999Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Valerie Davey15/12/1999Bristol WestLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/12/1999LeighLabourSigned
Peter Luff15/12/1999Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Ashok Kumar15/12/1999Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/12/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle15/12/1999ChorleyLabourSigned
Caroline Spelman15/12/1999MeridenConservativeSigned
Brian Mawhinney15/12/1999North West CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/12/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Winterton16/12/1999CongletonConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler16/12/1999North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington16/12/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin16/12/1999Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Edward Davey16/12/1999Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings16/12/1999EasingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Heath16/12/1999Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis20/12/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Tim Boswell20/12/1999DaventryConservativeSigned
Barry Jones20/12/1999Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn20/12/1999SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Lawrie Quinn21/12/1999Scarborough & WhitbyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/12/1999North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara21/12/1999Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Andrew George21/12/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable10/01/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Colman10/01/2000PutneyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/01/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/01/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing10/01/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
George Young10/01/2000North West HampshireConservativeSigned
Russell Brown11/01/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence12/01/2000Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra12/01/2000Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/01/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Harold Best13/01/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
David Borrow13/01/2000South RibbleLabourSigned
Betty Williams13/01/2000ConwyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones17/01/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy King20/01/2000Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Alan Meale27/01/2000MansfieldLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas27/01/2000Clwyd WestLabourSigned
Humfrey Malins31/01/2000WokingConservativeSigned
Quentin Davies03/02/2000Grantham & StamfordConservativeSigned
Jonathan R Shaw11/02/2000Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews29/02/2000MedwayLabourSigned
Tony McWalter15/03/2000Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael ColvinUnknownWithdrawn

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