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Irish Cultural Centre In Hammersmith

EDM number 964 in 2017-19, proposed by Andy Slaughter on 21/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Ethnic groups.

That this House welcomes the spectacular resurrection of the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith; applauds the Board of Directors and volunteers for their commitment to the local Irish community, determined to see Irish culture and history given a permanent home in the borough; recognises support given by the British-Irish Inter­ Parliamentary Assembly and the APPG on Irish in Britain and financial assistance provided by the Irish Embassy and Emigrant Support Programme; understands that the Centre's partnership with Shepherd's Bush Housing Association and financial backing from the Irish Government enabled purchase of the site freehold to be held in trust for the benefit of the Irish community and, with the generous support of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, inspired the charity in raising over £3 million needed to demolish, rebuild and fit out a modern purpose-built Centre with the addition of 24 new homes available to rent; believes that the new 200-seat auditorium with the latest in audio-visual technology will showcase the role of the Centre as a community hub, supporting the isolated elderly, providing location for voluntary and community sector training, a venue for workshops and shows for performing arts groups, children's and further education classes in the Irish language; and urges the Government to encourage and assist local authorities in partnership with community groups to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural contribution made by the Irish throughout history.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Andy Slaughter21/02/2018HammersmithLabourProposed
Conor McGinn21/02/2018St Helens NorthLabourSeconded
Ruth Cadbury21/02/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSeconded
Clive Efford21/02/2018ElthamLabourSeconded
Bill Esterson21/02/2018Sefton CentralLabourSeconded
Seema Malhotra21/02/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSeconded
Gareth Thomas21/02/2018Harrow WestLabourSigned
Mike Kane21/02/2018Wythenshawe and Sale EastLabourSigned
John Cryer21/02/2018Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Karen Buck21/02/2018Westminster NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon22/02/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley23/02/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Linden26/02/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards26/02/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens27/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts27/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Keith Vaz27/02/2018Leicester EastLabourSigned

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