Early day motion 1246

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FESTIVAL FOR STARS TALENT ALLEGED EXPLOITATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE

That this House expresses its deep concern at reports that the organisation Festival for Stars Talent Search UK Ltd is currently encouraging children and families to take part in a 2013 competition in Scotland and elsewhere across the UK when its directors of a new Board established in September 2012 have failed to respond to charges that their 2012 competition left children and young people who had been successful without promised prizes, contracts and appearances at prestigious venues; notes that its managing director Nicholas Pamment appears to have failed to publish a list of prizes and has blocked enquiries about them; further notes that families in Blackpool and elsewhere who have previously participated in such dancing and singing competitions have set up a Facebook page entitled Festival for Stars - The Unrewarded to collate the experiences of those affected; and urges Trading Standards and other regulatory agencies to investigate the serious allegations being made about Festival for Stars Talent Search UK Ltd.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.04.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.03.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 10.04.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 26.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.04.2013
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 10.04.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.04.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 26.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.04.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.03.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.04.2013
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 25.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.04.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.03.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 17.04.2013