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BBC WORLD SERVICE (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1130: tabled on 09 July 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 248 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposed re-organisation of the BBC and in particular the potential impact on the World Service; recognises that the huge international following the World Service has built up is of great benefit to Britain's image abroad and has been achieved through the independence of the excellent programme makers at Bush House; further recognises that the World Service in English and the language services are inextricably linked; and calls on the BBC Chairman and Board of Governors to guarantee that the distinctive nature of World Service programming with its unrivalled reputation for impartiality will not be impaired by any organisational changes and that costs to the service will not rise as a result of them; urges them to continue to accord the World Service the highest priority in their deliberations, recognising that it is a jewel in the BBC's crown; and calls on the Government also to recognise the unique value of the World Service and to make proper financial provision for it.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
North West Durham
Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
North West Leicestershire
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Woolwich
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 1996
East Antrim
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Middlesbrough
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
St Helens South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Brent South
Booth, Hartley
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Finchley
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Eltham
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Motherwell South
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1996
Gordon
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wallsend
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1996
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Workington
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Fulham
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stafford
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Edinburgh, Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
Aldershot
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Coventry South East
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
South Derbyshire
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Oldham Central and Royton
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1996
Stamford and Spalding
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cheadle
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Jarrow
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cunninghame South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Chorley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Lewisham West
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Chingford
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Crewe and Nantwich
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Harrow East
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Birkenhead
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Kensington
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Carshalton and Wallington
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Bath
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Norwood
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Ilford South
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Norwich South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Ryedale
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1996
The Wrekin
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
North West Surrey
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 1996
North Devon
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Saffron Walden
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Harlow
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Nottingham East
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
South East Cornwall
Higgins, Sir Terence
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
Worthing
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Streatham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wakefield
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Clydesdale
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Ashfield
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stratford-on-Avon
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Doncaster North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Newport East
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
Basingstoke
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Barrow and Furness
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
East Kilbride
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Wantage
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Plymouth, Devonport
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
Twickenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1996
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Clwyd South West
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Dulwich
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 1996
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Burton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Broxtowe
Liddell, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Monklands East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stretford
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Central Suffolk
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Rotherham
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bradford West
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
South West Bedfordshire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Halifax
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Arundel
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
East Hampshire
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Central Fife
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
New Forest
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Argyll and Bute
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Darlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
North West Hampshire
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Birmingham, Yardley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Torfaen
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 1996
Torridge and West Devon
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Clackmannan
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Batley and Spen
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Hyndburn
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
Wirral South
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Corby
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Pendle
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bristol South
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wolverhampton North East
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Lewes
Raynsford, Mr Nick
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Greenwich
Renton, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Mid Sussex
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Conwy
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Dundee West
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Mid Kent
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 1996
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Pudsey
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Hereford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Nottingham South
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
Chislehurst
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Bolsover
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Newham South
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1996
Ashford
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Warley West
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Dunfermline West
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
Tonbridge and Malling
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wigan
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bradford South
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1996
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Norwich North
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Crosby
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Newham North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Islwyn
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Surbiton
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Tynemouth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 1996
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Leicester East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 1996
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1996
Glasgow Central
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Croydon North West
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 July 1996
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cunninghame North
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1996
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.