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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMMES ON BBC1

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1077: tabled on 24 October 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 condemns the decision by BBC1 to move its flagship current affairs programme Panorama from Monday to Sunday and reduce the number of editions; expresses its concerns that there is now no serious current affairs programming on BBC1 in weekday peak time; further notes the concentration on soaps, drama and quiz shows in the new BBC1 schedule to the exclusion of serious public service programming; and calls on the BBC's Board of Governors to reverse this decision and return Panorama to weekday peak time on BBC1.

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 24 October 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2000
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2000
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2000
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2000
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Hornchurch
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Stroud
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2000
Ribble Valley
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2000
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2000
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2000
Hereford
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2000
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2000
Medway
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
Montgomeryshire
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
Colchester
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 2000
Belfast South
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2000
North West Leicestershire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2000
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2000
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMMES ON BBC1 (Amendment 1)
at end insert '; and believes that some of the excellent BBC science programmes currently scheduled on BBC2 would benefit from being shown on BBC1.'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
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signature
EDM 1077A1: tabled on 1 November 2000