Early day motion 1598

UPFRONT FEES FOR ACTORS AND MODELS

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Total number of signatures: 100

Abbott, Diane Allen, Graham Atkinson, Peter Baker, Norman
Bercow, John Binley, Brian Boswell, Tim Bottomley, Peter
Burt, Alistair Burt, Lorely Cable, Vincent Campbell, Gregory
Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Cohen, Harry Conway, Derek Corbyn, Jeremy Cryer, Ann
Cummings, John Dean, Janet Dismore, Andrew Djanogly, Jonathan
Doran, Frank Duncan, Alan Durkan, Mark Ellwood, Tobias
Engel, Natascha Ennis, Jeff Etherington, Bill Evans, Nigel
Evennett, David Farron, Tim Featherstone, Lynne Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez Gapes, Mike George, Andrew Gibson, Ian
Grogan, John Hamilton, David Hammond, Philip Hancock, Mike
Hands, Greg Harper, Mark Harvey, Nick Hemming, John
Hendry, Charles Hoey, Kate Holloway, Adam Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin Horam, John Hughes, Simon Humble, Joan
Iddon, Brian Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne Kawczynski, Daniel
Key, Robert Kirkbride, Julie Kramer, Susan Laxton, Bob
Leech, John Letwin, Oliver Lewis, Julian Llwyd, Elfyn
Loughton, Tim MacNeil, Angus McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John Moss, Malcolm Opik, Lembit Pelling, Andrew
Pope, Greg Prisk, Mark Riordan, Linda Rogerson, Dan
Rowen, Paul Russell, Bob Shepherd, Richard Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan Simpson, Keith Spink, Bob Stewart, Ian
Stringer, Graham Swinson, Jo Trickett, Jon Turner, Desmond
Vaizey, Edward Vis, Rudi Whittingdale, John Widdecombe, Ann
Williams, Hywel Willis, Phil Winterton, Ann Wyatt, Derek

That this House notes that thousands of young aspiring actors and models are being defrauded by unscrupulous agencies who charge unwarranted up-front fees; further notes that, according to The Stage magazine, the vast majority receive no work in return; recalls the promise made by the Government in May 2006 that it would stamp out this practice; is concerned to note that not a single prosecution has since been made; and calls on the Government to fulfil its promise to prosecute rogue agencies and to close the legal loophole which allows this fraudulent activity to continue in the entertainment industry.