Early day motion 2842

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON AEROPLANES

That this House acknowledges that musicians regularly experience problems taking their instruments on planes due to inconsistent policies between airports and airline staff and airlines charging extortionate fees; notes that this can mean the difference between a musician making or losing money from travelling to an engagement; further notes that federal legislation passed by the US in February 2012 allows any musical instrument that can be stored safely in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat to be brought on board as carry-on luggage; further notes that the US legislation permits musicians to purchase a seat for oversized instruments, such as cellos, that are too delicate to be checked into the hold; and supports the campaign of the Musicians' Union to introduce similar legislation in the UK to ensure consistency on this issue.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 13.03.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 08.03.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 14.03.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 14.03.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 08.03.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 07.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 07.03.2012
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 27.03.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 12.03.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 07.03.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 15.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 13.03.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 24.04.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 07.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.03.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 14.03.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 07.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.03.2012
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 09.03.2012
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 07.03.2012
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 15.03.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 14.03.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 20.03.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 13.03.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 14.03.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 07.03.2012
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 13.03.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 12.03.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 13.03.2012
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 09.03.2012
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 16.04.2012