Early day motion 665

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SCULPTURES OF THE PARTHENON

That this House is aware that the Parthenon sculptures currently displayed in the Elgin collection in the British Museum are integral architectural components of the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; believes that the traditional arguments for retaining the sculptures in the British Museum have now been discredited or removed and that the onus of justification is now with those who wish to keep them apart from the Parthenon rather than with those who wish to see them re-united with it; recognises that if the Parthenon cannot be brought to London it follows that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to Athens; notes the progress on the building of the new Acropolis Museum with a gallery purpose-built to offer a single visual experience of both the Parthenon and its sculptures in the one place in the world where this is possible; and urges the Government to initiate the process whereby the Parthenon sculptures currently displayed in the British Museum may be returned to Athens in time for their display in the Acropolis Museum when it is opened.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 24.10.2005
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 17.10.2005
Borrow, David S Labour Party South Ribble 18.10.2005
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 12.10.2005
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.10.2005
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 13.10.2005
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 14.10.2005
Galloway, George Respect Bethnal Green and Bow 25.10.2005
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 11.10.2005
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 10.10.2005
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 21.10.2005
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 17.10.2005
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 14.10.2005
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 11.10.2005
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 21.07.2005
Moffatt, Laura Labour Party Crawley 29.06.2006
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 21.07.2005
Opik, Lembit Liberal Democrats Montgomeryshire 26.06.2006
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 13.10.2005

Amendment 665A1 - SCULPTURES OF THE PARTHENON

leave out from House to end and insert `believes that the Parthenon sculptures currently displayed in the Elgin collection in the British Museum are best retained within the British Museum, with copies made available for the Parthenon UNESCO World Heritage site.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Loughton, Tim Conservative Party East Worthing and Shoreham 12.10.2005
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 10.10.2005
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 12.10.2005