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EDM number 479 in 2004-05, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 12/01/2005.

That this House notes the forthcoming publication by the Patent Office of its consultation document on the detailed implementation of the Artists' Resale Right Directive; welcomes this opportunity to comment upon the implementation of legislation which entitles visual creators whose work is protected by copyright to a share of the price each time their work is resold, thus helping the creative community by enabling artists to share in their work's commercial success and increasing value; notes that the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) represents 36,000 fine artists and their heirs in addition to 16,000 photographers, illustrators, craftspeople, cartoonists, architects, animators and designers; supports the view of DACS that the Directive should be implemented so that as many artists and their heirs as possible can benefit from its provisions; believes that collection of royalties should be through an efficient and compulsory system administered by a not-for-profit organisation such as DACS, that the rate of royalty at the minimum resale price should be set at 5 per cent., and that the resale price threshold at which it becomes payable should be as low as practicable in order to benefit artists on lower incomes and those whose work does not command high prices; and believes that this legislation will give a substantial boost not only to thousands of artists and their heirs, but also to the whole art market.

This motion has been signed by a total of 70 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Austin Mitchell12/01/2005Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley12/01/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge12/01/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes13/01/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John Wilkinson13/01/2005Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Jim Dowd13/01/2005Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore13/01/2005HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/01/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Tony Colman13/01/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz13/01/2005Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lynne Jones13/01/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Adam Price17/01/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell17/01/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/01/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis17/01/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/01/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Harold Best18/01/2005Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/01/2005GowerLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/01/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Vincent Cable18/01/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/01/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Amess19/01/2005Southend WestConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell20/01/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Michael Clapham20/01/2005Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/01/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andy King24/01/2005Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Alice Mahon24/01/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Keith Bradley24/01/2005Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Colin Challen24/01/2005Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Harry Cohen24/01/2005Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey24/01/2005West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gavin Strang24/01/2005Edinburgh East & MusselburghLabourSigned
Betty Williams24/01/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty25/01/2005Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Brian H Donohoe25/01/2005Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Richard Shepherd25/01/2005Aldridge-BrownhillsConservativeSigned
Martin O'Neill25/01/2005OchilLabourSigned
Martin Smyth25/01/2005Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Diana Organ25/01/2005Forest of DeanLabourSigned
Edward Davey26/01/2005Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean26/01/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Phil Sawford27/01/2005KetteringLabourSigned
Colin Breed27/01/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin27/01/2005Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sandra Gidley27/01/2005RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill27/01/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle27/01/2005Leeds WestLabourSigned
Marsha Singh31/01/2005Bradford WestLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas31/01/2005CrosbyLabourSigned
David Borrow01/02/2005South RibbleLabourSigned
Paul Flynn01/02/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
David Chidgey01/02/2005EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham01/02/2005Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes02/02/2005North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Walter02/02/2005North DorsetConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/02/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John Austin03/02/2005Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing04/02/2005PerthScottish National PartySigned
Mike Wood07/02/2005Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Tony Banks07/02/2005West HamLabourSigned
Julie Morgan10/02/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon21/02/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Helen Clark21/02/2005PeterboroughLabourSigned
Anne Campbell28/02/2005CambridgeLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard08/03/2005St AlbansLabourSigned
Lembit 17/03/2005MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann WintertonUnknownWithdrawn
John TaylorUnknownWithdrawn

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