Please use the resources below to lobby your Memember of Parliament and the responsible Ministers in Her Majesty's Government. Overseas supporters should write to the Ministers.
Write to your MP:
Search for your MP here: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/
Write to the Ministers:
Hon. Ed Vaizey MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
House of Commons
Prof. Steve Webb MP, Minister for Pensions
House of Commons
Key points to include:*The Wedgwood Museum is an Award Winning, UNESCO recognized collection
*The Judge’s decision is the worst possible outcome, a grave day for British history, a sad testimony of Britain's resolve to neglect, and not cherish, its internationally significant cultural, scientific, social and industrial treasures.
*It is grossly disproportionate, that a 2008 statutory instrument added to Pensions legislation, meant that a solvent museum with 5 employees, is liable for the entire debt of a pension fund with 7,000 members. Particularly when the Wedgwood family were so protective of the collection that they legally separated it from Wedgwood the Company in 1962.
*The Collection was donated freely over 250 years by the Wedgwood family and descendants, Wedgwood employees and supporters, with the intention that they should be kept in perpetuity, on display for our nation to enjoy and learn from.
*The collection comprises over ten thousand pieces of British ceramics, art, archives, private letters and details of 250 years of scientific experiments, revolutionary marketing and exquisite design – all at risk of dispersal, and loss to the public.
*The government has just agreed a £40 million increase in the cost of the Olympics opening ceremony, £8-12 million will save this collection for ever - this time in a lock-tight trust, with Trustees that will look after it in perpetuity.