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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1077A1: tabled on 01 November 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Austin Mitchell on 24 October 2000. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end insert '; and believes that some of the excellent BBC science programmes currently scheduled on BBC2 would benefit from being shown on BBC1.'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.