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Sculptures Of The Parthenon

EDM number 1641 in 2001-02, proposed by Edward O'Hara on 16/07/2002.

That this House believes that the sculptures of the Parthenon belong not to the British Museum, nor to the British Government, nor even to Greece, but to the Parthenon from which they were hacked, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus to the whole of humanity; notes that work has now started on the new Acropolis Museum in the shadow of the Parthenon, with glass fronted galleries designed for the display of the sculptures in their original configuration with the Parthenon visible behind them; considers that this is the best possible mode of display for the sculptures and is possible only in this location; is mindful of the Private Member's Bill of the honourable Member for Knowsley South which is framed to make possible more international co-operation in the display of cultural objects; is convinced that the display of the Parthenon sculptures offers a unique opportunity for such co-operation which would bring great credit to Britain; and thus urges the Government to begin preparations now, in partnership with the Greek Government, for the transfer of the sculptures to Athens for display in the Acropolis Museum in time for the opening of the Athens Olympics in 2004.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Edward O'Hara16/07/2002Knowsley SouthLabourProposed
Tom Cox16/07/2002TootingLabourSigned
Syd Rapson17/07/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis17/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harold Best17/07/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/07/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing17/07/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Andrew Dismore17/07/2002HendonLabourSigned
Terry Davis17/07/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
John Cummings17/07/2002EasingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/07/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/07/2002GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/07/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon17/07/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones17/07/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Linda Perham17/07/2002Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Nick Palmer18/07/2002BroxtoweLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/07/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge18/07/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Joe Benton19/07/2002BootleLabourSigned
Tony Colman19/07/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence19/07/2002Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara19/07/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths22/07/2002Reading EastLabourSigned
John Austin22/07/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rob Marris23/07/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale23/07/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Andy Burnham23/07/2002LeighLabourSigned
Paul Flynn23/07/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/07/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Janet Dean24/07/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham24/07/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Evan Harris24/07/2002Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington24/09/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar15/10/2002Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Brian White22/10/2002North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Patsy Calton24/10/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Bailey24/10/2002West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony McWalter31/10/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Connarty06/11/2002Falkirk EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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