Performing arts

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on the performing arts. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
14.01.2010British film and television industries - decline or opportunity?
Communications Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
20.12.2011PIANOS IN SCHOOLS
That this House recognises the value of music education for children's creativity and intellectual development; notes the publication on 25 November 2011,The Importance of Music - A ...
14.12.2011WELSH MUSICIANS STRIKE
That this House notes the strike by many Welsh musicians of 19 to 21 December 2011 during which they will withdraw permission for their compositions and performances to appear on Radio ...
29.11.2011MUSIC LICENSING FEES
That this House supports the rights of musicians and songwriters to earn a reasonable reward for their creative endeavours; is concerned, however, that the aggressive expansion of music ...
22.11.2011BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL IN KURDISTAN REGION
That this House warmly welcomes the inaugural British Film Festival in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, in Iraq in spite of the absence of a cinema, which is being organised ...
21.11.2011ILKLA MOOR BAHT 'AT
That this House welcomes the campaign of Otley Brass Band to save the Yorkshire anthem, the Ilkla Moor Baht 'at, by teaching the song to youngsters throughout the county; notes the ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses