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Turner Bequest

EDM number 1406 in 2008-09, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 30/04/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Art works.

That this House is concerned that the Trustees of the National Gallery continue to ignore J.M.W. Turner's intentions for his first art bequest to the nation; points out that the damaging consequence is to deprive the people of Great Britain and of 19 European nations of the opportunity to appreciate this four-picture monument to humanity's progress in peace led by a queen; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to require the National Gallery to display this crown jewel of Turner's output in a fit manner and to review and reform the Trustee system of the National Gallery to make it answerable to the British people who own the art therein.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Austin Mitchell30/04/2009Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Mike Hancock05/05/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore05/05/2009HendonLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer05/05/2009KeighleyLabourSeconded
Brian Jenkins06/05/2009TamworthLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson06/05/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins07/05/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn07/05/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington01/06/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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