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PROPOSED CHANNEL 5 DRAMATISATION OF THE WEST MURDERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1444: tabled on 17 June 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House recognises the distress and trauma of those affected by the West murders, not only the victims' families but also the people of Gloucester; deplores the attempts by the Portman Entertainment Group to make a dramatisation of these horrific events; deplores the fact that Channel 5 television is considering screening a mini-series about the West murders in order to make profits from people's misery; and calls upon the Government to use any means at its disposal to convey a message of disapproval to Channel 5 regarding such insensitive broadcasting.

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.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1998
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
North East Derbyshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1998
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1998
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1998
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Northampton South
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Easington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1998
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Croydon Central
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 1998
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Don Valley
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Worcester
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Brent North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 1998
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1998
Somerton and Frome
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1998
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1998
Hereford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Brent East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Ayr
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
West Lancashire
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1998
Tewkesbury
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Dundee West
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1998
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Preston
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
Oldham East and Saddleworth

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PROPOSED CHANNEL 5 DRAMATISATION OF THE WEST MURDERS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'the' to first 'to' in line 6 and insert 'Independent Broadcasting Authority'.
Conservative, Worthing West
4
signatures
EDM 1444A1: tabled on 18 June 1998