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Public Libraries And Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) Bill

EDM number 1528 in 2010-12, proposed by Alison McGovern on 03/03/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Libraries and Museums and galleries.

That this House notes the provisions of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Wirral South on 1 December 2010; recognises the important role that local government funding plays in supporting cultural activity in communities across the UK; further notes with concern the decision by a number of local authorities to respond to cuts in funding received from central government by severely cutting or removing entirely financial support for the cultural sector; further notes that as well as enhancing quality of life, investment in cultural activity supports employment and economic growth; and calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to consider how a light-touch regulatory instrument could be introduced to provide protection for cultural funding and institutions similar to that enjoyed by public libraries under the 1964 Act.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Alison McGovern03/03/2011Wirral SouthLabourProposed
Valerie Vaz09/03/2011Walsall SouthLabourSeconded
Jim McGovern09/03/2011Dundee WestLabourSeconded
David Crausby30/03/2011Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
David Blunkett17/06/2011Sheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabourSeconded
Nicholas Dakin21/06/2011ScunthorpeLabourSeconded
Barry Sheerman22/06/2011HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Mike Wood27/06/2011Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley29/06/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Linda Riordan29/06/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Marsha Singh11/07/2011Bradford WestLabourSigned
George Mudie14/07/2011Leeds EastLabourSigned

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