Early day motion 425

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RETURN OF PARTHENON SCULPTURES TO ATHENS

  • Session: 2003-04
  • Date tabled: 14.01.2004
  • Primary sponsor: Dismore, Andrew
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    That this House recognises that the building of the New Acropolis Museum offers an unprecedented opportunity to display the major parts of the Parthenon Marbles that are currently divided between London and Athens together, in the context of the Parthenon building for which they were designed; believes that such a display would be welcomed by a majority of British people; further believes that a solution to any legal issues is possible if the transfer occurs on the basis of a long-term loan; welcomes the Greek Government's offer to ensure that exhibitions of high quality Greek material would be brought to national and regional museums in the UK once the Marbles issues has been resolved; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to work with the British Museum and the Greek authorities to this end, in the spirit of co-operation and friendship so apt for any Olympic year.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Allan, Richard Liberal Democrats Sheffield Hallam 14.01.2004
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 14.01.2004
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 08.03.2004
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 15.01.2004
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 14.01.2004
Bennett, Andrew Labour Party Denton and Reddish 14.01.2004
Blackman, Liz Labour Party Erewash 16.03.2004
Bradley, Keith Labour Party Manchester Withington 24.02.2004
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 14.01.2004
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 19.01.2004
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 09.03.2004
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 18.03.2004
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 14.01.2004
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 14.01.2004
Calton, Patsy Liberal Democrats Cheadle 04.02.2004
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 14.01.2004
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.01.2004
Chaytor, David Labour Party Bury North 15.01.2004
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 14.01.2004
Clarke, Tony Labour Party Northampton South 23.03.2004
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 25.02.2004
Coleman, Iain Labour Party Hammersmith and Fulham 14.01.2004
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Falkirk East 14.01.2004
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 01.03.2004
Cook, Robin Labour Party Livingston 14.01.2004
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.01.2004
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 19.01.2004
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 14.01.2004
Curtis-Thomas, Claire Labour Party Crosby 01.03.2004
Davey, Valerie Labour Party Bristol West 26.01.2004
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 22.01.2004
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 14.01.2004
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.01.2004
Doughty, Sue Liberal Democrats Guildford 14.01.2004
Edwards, Huw Labour Party Monmouth 27.01.2004
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 19.01.2004
Ewing, Annabelle Scottish National Party Perth 15.01.2004
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 14.01.2004
Foster, Michael Jabez Labour Party Hastings and Rye 14.01.2004
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 14.01.2004
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 15.01.2004
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 26.01.2004
Griffiths, Win Labour Party Bridgend 11.02.2004
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 19.01.2004
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 14.01.2004
Heath, David Liberal Democrats Somerton and Frome 14.01.2004
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 23.02.2004
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 08.03.2004
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.01.2004
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 14.01.2004
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 15.01.2004
Jones, Nigel Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 21.01.2004
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 18.03.2004
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 14.01.2004
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 14.01.2004
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 14.01.2004
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 15.01.2004
Mackinlay, Andrew Labour Party Thurrock 14.01.2004
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 14.01.2004
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 14.01.2004
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 14.01.2004
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 14.01.2004
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 14.01.2004
McKechin, Ann Labour Party Glasgow Maryhill 14.01.2004
McNamara, Kevin Labour Party Kingston upon Hull North 22.01.2004
McWalter, Tony Labour Party Hemel Hempstead 15.03.2004
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 14.01.2004
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 16.11.2004
Oaten, Mark Liberal Democrats Winchester 10.03.2004
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 14.01.2004
Perham, Linda Labour Party Ilford North 14.01.2004
Pound, Stephen Labour Party Ealing North 30.01.2004
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 14.01.2004
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 19.01.2004
Prosser, Gwyn Labour Party Dover 14.01.2004
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 14.01.2004
Rapson, Syd Labour Party Portsmouth North 15.01.2004
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 08.03.2004
Robertson, Angus Scottish National Party Moray 14.01.2004
Roche, Barbara Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 19.04.2004
Rooney, Terry Labour Party Bradford North 14.01.2004
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 04.03.2004
Salter, Martin Labour Party Reading West 23.04.2004
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 14.01.2004
Sarwar, Mohammad Labour Party Glasgow Govan 04.03.2004
Sedgemore, Brian Labour Party Hackney South and Shoreditch 23.02.2004
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 05.02.2004
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 26.03.2004
Taylor, Matthew Liberal Democrats Truro and St Austell 15.03.2004
Taylor, Teddy Conservative Party Rochford and Southend East 14.01.2004
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent East 14.01.2004
Tonge, Jenny Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 14.01.2004
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 15.01.2004
Tyler, Paul Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 22.01.2004
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 14.01.2004
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 14.01.2004
White, Brian Labour Party North East Milton Keynes 22.01.2004
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 19.01.2004
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 14.01.2004
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 02.02.2004
Wright, Anthony D Labour Party Great Yarmouth 14.01.2004

Amendment 425A1 - RETURN OF PARTHENON SCULPTURES TO ATHENS;Amdt. line 3:

  • Session: 2003-04
  • Date tabled: 15.01.2004
  • Primary sponsor: Loughton, Tim
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    Line 3, delete from 'currently' to end and insert 'held in Athens and have not been properly displayed to the public there for many years; notes that there are no plans to display these marbles or the Elgin Marbles in the proper context of other artistic and architectural masterpieces illustrating the development of culture in the Mediterranean and Near East before and after the Classical period; further notes that, unlike the British Museum, visitors to the marbles in Athens will be charged for entry; asserts that the Elgin Marbles are of international cultural value and this consideration should be paramount over political gestures and short term deals; and regrets that the slick and well-funded campaign by 'Marbles Reunited' has sought to denude the British Museum of one of its central attractions for 200 years on the grounds of promoting London's Olympic bid and taking advantage of current funding shortfalls of the Museum despite its own research showing that far fewer people visit the Parthenon than the British Museum where the Marbles are the second most visited exhibit.

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Bellingham, Henry Conservative Party North West Norfolk 22.01.2004
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 15.01.2004
Fabricant, Michael Conservative Party Lichfield 15.01.2004
Flook, Adrian Conservative Party Taunton 22.01.2004
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 21.01.2004
Howarth, Alan Labour Party Newport East 22.01.2004
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 27.01.2004
Kirkbride, Julie Conservative Party Bromsgrove 22.01.2004
Loughton, Tim Conservative Party East Worthing and Shoreham 15.01.2004
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 26.01.2004
Simpson, Keith Conservative Party Mid Norfolk 15.01.2004
Swayne, Desmond Conservative Party New Forest West 22.01.2004
Swire, Hugo Conservative Party East Devon 15.01.2004
Taylor, Ian Conservative Party Esher and Walton 22.01.2004
Watkinson, Angela Conservative Party Upminster 21.01.2004