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 majority of MPs voted to replace a motion, the substantive element of which stated:

  • That this House:
  • calls on the Government actively to support the arts by developing a strategy for the arts and creative industries;

with a replacement motion:

  • That this House:
  • welcomes the Government’s support for the arts and creative industries;
  • notes the increase in Lottery funding for the arts which will mean that some £3 billion will be provided for the arts from the National Lottery and in Grant in Aid over the lifetime of the present Parliament;
  • notes that there has been further support for the arts from the Government, including the introduction of lifetime giving, catalyst funding and the maintenance of free admission to the UK’s national museums;

welcomes the first ever national music plan for education, and looks forward to the imminent publication of the national cultural plan for education;

  • further notes the Government’s support for the creative industries, including tax credits for film, television and animation;
  • looks forward to the introduction of a tax credit for video games;

notes the establishment of a Creative Industries Council;

and welcomes the continued strong lead given by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in these areas.

The replacement, phrased in terms of "welcomes", "notes" and "looks forward", contains no active element, no call for action.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con241 (+1 tell) 0079.3%
DUP0 2025.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 203 (+2 tell)079.5%
LDem43 (+1 tell) 0078.6%
PC0 30100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 1016.7%
Total:285 213078.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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no rebellions

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