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Trading Arm Of The National Museum Of Science And Industry

EDM number 1639 in 2008-09, proposed by John McDonnell on 10/06/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Museums and galleries.

That this House deplores the attempts by the board and senior managers of the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) to undermine the status of its staff as public servants through the misuse of its trading arm; notes that the clear intention of the legislation that enabled NMSI to create a trading company, the National Heritage Act 1983, was that the company would carry out commercial activities in support of museum activities, but not that it should be used as a tool to dismantle the terms and conditions of museum staff; calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to intervene immediately to bring an end to this practice; and asks that the Secretary of State re-assert the principle that the responsibility for collecting, caring for, and making available to the public the national heritage in scientific and industrial artefacts ought to reside in staff directly employed by and accountable to the state.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John McDonnell10/06/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Andrew Dismore10/06/2009HendonLabourSeconded
David Drew10/06/2009StroudLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn10/06/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins10/06/2009Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson10/06/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan10/06/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
Katy Clark10/06/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Mike Wood10/06/2009Batley and SpenLabourSigned
David Taylor10/06/2009North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard10/06/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/06/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton11/06/2009GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones11/06/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/06/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean15/06/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff15/06/2009Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
John Leech16/06/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing16/06/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Hamilton16/06/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Ian Davidson16/06/2009Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Stephen Pound17/06/2009Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley17/06/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lembit 17/06/2009MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins18/06/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott18/06/2009Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Gavin Strang18/06/2009Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis19/06/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser22/06/2009DoverLabourSigned
Mark Durkan22/06/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Galloway22/06/2009Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Desmond Turner22/06/2009Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Dai Davies22/06/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
David Borrow23/06/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
Jim Cousins23/06/2009Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Michael Connarty23/06/2009Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Marsha Singh23/06/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Hywel Williams24/06/2009CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Frank Dobson25/06/2009Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Paul Flynn25/06/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling26/06/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Roger Williams26/06/2009Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood29/06/2009CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson30/06/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Julie Morgan01/07/2009Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Julia Goldsworthy02/07/2009Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin08/07/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Mark Fisher09/07/2009Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Anne Moffat09/07/2009East LothianLabourSigned
John Pugh15/07/2009SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell13/10/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty03/11/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen11/11/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland11/11/2009Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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