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Sculptures Of The Parthenon;amdt. Line 2:

EDM number 1641A2 in 2001-02, proposed by Tim Loughton on 17/07/2002.

leave out from 'Greece' to end and add 'but to the whole of humanity and as such are best entrusted to the care of one of the world's great universal museums, namely the British Museum which has displayed them skilfully to the world for almost 200 years, and where they can be ideally studied in the context of the artistic development of mankind from prehistoric through classical times; congratulates the British Museum on attracting 5.5 million international visitors last year, free of charge, double the number visiting the Acropolis where admission charges have recently been increased by 50 per cent.; expresses concern that the 14 blocks of the west frieze of the Parthenon taken down by the Greek authorities in 1993 have not been displayed since; agrees with the 300 Greek academics who have signed a petition condemning the cultural vandalism resulting from the construction of the new Acropolis Museum which threatens to destroy remains of an ancient Christian city and prehistoric sites crucial to charting the continuous habitation of Athens; and calls on the honourable Member for Knowsley South to drop his Private Member's Bill and put the interests of the study of our international cultural heritage ahead of misguided politically-motivated attempts to curry favour with Greece.'.

This is a ammendment to 1641.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tim Loughton17/07/2002East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeProposed
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown17/07/2002CotswoldConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant17/07/2002LichfieldConservativeSigned
Gregory Barker17/07/2002Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Robert Syms17/07/2002PooleConservativeSigned
Simon Burns18/07/2002West ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
David Wilshire18/07/2002SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis19/07/2002New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Bob Spink19/07/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth19/07/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Laurence Robertson22/07/2002TewkesburyConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell22/07/2002RomfordConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan22/07/2002Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Julie Kirkbride23/07/2002BromsgroveConservativeSigned
David Cameron23/07/2002WitneyConservativeSigned
Mark Francois23/07/2002RayleighConservativeSigned
Desmond Swayne23/07/2002New Forest WestConservativeSigned
James Gray24/07/2002North WiltshireConservativeSigned
David CairnsUnknownWithdrawn

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