Opposition Day — Strategy for the Arts and Creative Industries — 19 Jun 2013 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against actively supporting the arts by developing a strategy for the arts and creative industries.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes the importance to the UK of the arts and creative industries, with art and culture enriching the lives of individuals, reinforcing a sense of local community, and being vital to the economy, generating more than £36 billion a year and employing 1.5 million people;
- calls on the Government actively to support the arts by developing a strategy for the arts and creative industries;
- believes that this should include putting creativity at the heart of education, ensuring that creative industries have access to finance and funding, protecting intellectual property, supporting the arts and creative industries, including museums and galleries, in all nations and regions of the country, not just London, and attracting inward investment and providing support for exports;
- recognises that it is not only right in principle that the arts should be for everyone but that the arts thrive when they draw on the pool of talent of young people from every part of the country and all walks of life; and
- believes that a strong Department for Culture, Media and Sport with a Secretary of State standing up for the arts is crucial.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||254 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.6%|
|Lab||0||209 (+2 tell)||0||81.8%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.6%|