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Brighton-Based Charity Rhythmix And The X Factor

EDM number 2415 in 2010-12, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 09/11/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Charities.

That this House notes that Rhythmix is the name of a small Brighton-based charity providing music-making opportunities to vulnerable youngsters; welcomes the decision by the entertainment company Simco to drop its use of the name Rhythmix for a group of contestants on The X Factor television programme; further notes with concern that, despite publicly discontinuing the use of the name Rhythmix, Simco has yet to cancel its application to legally trademark it; further notes that the company's legal representatives have ignored repeated requests by the charity's lawyers to desist from actions that would result in it acquiring the trademark Rhythmix, causing the charity to incur legal fees which it can ill afford; and therefore calls on Simon Cowell and Simco to drop the bid to acquire the name Rhythmix and as a gesture of goodwill to reimburse the 8,000 in legal fees that the company's actions have caused this small charity to incur to date and any further fees.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Caroline Lucas09/11/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Alan Meale10/11/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley10/11/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Nigel Dodds10/11/2011Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Menzies Campbell14/11/2011North East FifeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Clarke14/11/2011Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn14/11/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan14/11/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton15/11/2011GowerLabourSigned
Heidi Alexander15/11/2011Lewisham EastLabourSigned
Tracey Crouch15/11/2011Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Stephen Williams15/11/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin15/11/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell15/11/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Simpson21/11/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Ian Swales21/11/2011RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Blackman21/11/2011Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Tim Farron21/11/2011Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Bayley21/11/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/11/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/11/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham22/11/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dowd22/11/2011Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie23/11/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Richard Burden23/11/2011Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Katy Clark24/11/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas06/12/2011Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore08/12/2011Edinburgh EastLabourSigned

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