House of Commons
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BBC ARABIC SERVICE
EDM #770
Tabled 23 April 1996
1995-96 Session
That this House, concerned at the threat to the independence and impartiality of the BBC's World Service from the development of commercial partnerships, considers that the censorship of BBC programmes and now the total suspension of the Arabic Service by Orbit Communications exemplifies the dangers; and urges the BBC to make speedy alternative arrangements to continue to broadcast its high-quality news to the Middle East, and not to take the consequences of the present breakdown out on the staff of its Arabic TV, many of whom were recruited on promises of long-term employment and told that their jobs did not depend on the contract with Orbit Communications, but who are deprived of information about what is happening to their jobs, their service and to independent broadcasting in the Arab world.

Signatures (72)

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.
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
26 April 1996
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
02 May 1996
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
30 April 1996
Burden, Richard
Labour
09 May 1996
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 April 1996
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
15 May 1996
Callaghan, James
Labour
01 May 1996
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
30 April 1996
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
22 May 1996
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
25 April 1996
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
24 April 1996
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
10 May 1996
Cohen, Harry
Labour
02 May 1996
Connarty, Michael
Labour
24 April 1996
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
25 April 1996
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
24 April 1996
Cox, Tom
Labour
29 April 1996
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
29 April 1996
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
09 May 1996
Eastham, Ken
Labour
30 April 1996
Etherington, Bill
Labour
09 May 1996
Evans, John
Labour
29 April 1996
Flynn, Paul
Labour
24 April 1996
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
30 April 1996
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
25 April 1996
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
24 April 1996
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
01 May 1996
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
25 April 1996
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
30 April 1996
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
25 April 1996
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
24 April 1996
Hardy, Peter
Labour
30 April 1996
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
22 May 1996
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
14 May 1996
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
30 April 1996
Hughes, Roy
Labour
29 April 1996
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
01 May 1996
Jackson, Helen
Labour
25 April 1996
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
30 April 1996
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
21 May 1996
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
25 April 1996
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
24 April 1996
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
29 April 1996
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
24 April 1996
Madden, Max
Labour
23 April 1996
McKelvey, William
Labour
14 May 1996
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
24 April 1996
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
24 April 1996
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
24 April 1996
Parry, Robert
Labour
24 April 1996
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
29 April 1996
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
29 April 1996
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
22 May 1996
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
30 April 1996
Simpson, Alan
Labour
30 April 1996
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
25 April 1996
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
24 April 1996
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
01 May 1996
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
29 April 1996
Squire, Rachel
Labour
07 May 1996
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
08 May 1996
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
09 May 1996
Walley, Joan
Labour
01 May 1996
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
24 April 1996
Watson, Mike
Labour
24 April 1996
Worthington, Tony
Labour
30 April 1996
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion