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BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME 'WEEK IN WESTMINSTER'

EDM (Early Day Motion) 458: tabled on 13 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 is dismayed by the proposed rescheduling of the 'Week in Westminster' from 11.00 am on Saturdays to 8.30 pm on Thursday; believes that this change would cut the number of listeners by half and reduce the value of the programme as an over-view of the whole Parliamentary week; and urges the BBC to retain at its present time this programme, which has been until now a very highly regarded and popular feature amongst opinion formers for some 70 years.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1997
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
North East Fife
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 1997
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1997
Tooting
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Hornchurch
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Hendon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Monmouth
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1997
East Devon
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1997
Bath
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1997
Edinburgh West
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 1997
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Somerton and Frome
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Rotherham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1997
Argyll and Bute
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1997
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Burnley
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1997
Newbury
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Nottingham South
Angela Smith,
Signed on 20 November 1997
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Truro and St Austell
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME 'WEEK IN WESTMINSTER' (Amendment 1)
after 'week', insert ', recognising the additional benefit to honourable Members of being able to hear the Saturday broadcast'.
Conservative, Worthing West
1
signature
EDM 458A1: tabled on 21 November 1997