Jim Cunningham MP

Jim Cunningham MP (Labour) MP for Coventry South.

E-mail: gannond@parliament.uk Tel: 020 7219 4907 Office: Ground Floor, Rear of Queens House, 16 Queen’s Road, Coventry, CV1 3EG

Early Day Motions

Signed Early Day Motion 179 Software in Schools 21 November 2006

That this House congratulates the Open University and other schools, colleges and universities for utilising free and open source software to deliver cost-effective educational benefit not just for their own institutions but also the wider community; and expresses concern that Becta and the Department for Education and Skills, through the use of outdated purchasing frameworks, are effectively denying schools the option of benefiting from both free and open source software and the value and experience small and medium ICT companies could bring to the schools market.

IP Issues

Jim Cunningham asked the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

what steps he plans to take to reduce the amount of illegal online downloads of (a) music by UK artists and (b) UK films; and if :he will make a statement;
if he will assess the effects of copyright infringement on levels of employment in the creative industries.