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Television Recruitment Advertising

EDM (Early Day Motion) 179: tabled on 11 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the unchallenged findings of recent research which establishes that both the British Broadcasting Corporation and independent television companies place more than four times as much staff recruitment advertising in The Guardian (circulation 470,000) as in The Times and the Independent (combined circulation 830,000); and further believes that to recruit almost exclusively from the narrow minority group of Guardian readers whose views are predominantly left wing is contrary to the spirit of the obligations of political balance in broadcasting and is an explanation of the self-righteous and unctuous hostility of broadcasters towards the present government.

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.

Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Gravesham
Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
North West Leicestershire
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bournemouth East
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Elmet
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
North West Norfolk
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Ilford North
Bennett, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Pembroke
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Birmingham, Yardley
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Upminster
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Brighton, Kemptown
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Dulwich
Bowis, John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Battersea
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Canterbury
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
South Dorset
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
North Colchester
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Warrington South
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Romsey and Waterside
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1989
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
South Derbyshire
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hayes and Harlington
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Welwyn Hatfield
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Perth and Kinross
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Medway
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Isle of Wight
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hampstead and Highgate
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Kensington
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Barrow and Furness
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Billericay
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1989
Hendon North
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Ealing North
Hague, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Richmond (Yorks)
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Exeter
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hyndburn
Hind, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
West Lancashire
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Langbaurgh
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Cannock and Burntwood
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
North Norfolk
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Basingstoke
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Thurrock
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Twickenham
Jones, Gwilym
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Cardiff North
King, Roger
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Birmingham, Northfield
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Stroud
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Nottingham East
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Burton
Lawson, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Blaby
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Sutton and Cheam
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Wyre
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Northampton North
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Portsmouth South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Newbury
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
New Forest
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Meriden
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1989
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Altrincham and Sale
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Northampton South
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Taunton
Norris, Steven
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Epping Forest
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Batley and Spen
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Waveney
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Eastleigh
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Delyn
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Colne Valley
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Broxbourne
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Erewash
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bristol East
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Pudsey
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Scarborough
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Streatham
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Beaconsfield
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
West Dorset
Stanbrook, Ivor
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Orpington
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Eastwood
Stewart, Andy
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Sherwood
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Walthamstow
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Esher
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Crosby
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bridlington
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Surbiton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bosworth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Reading East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1989
Doncaster Central
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1989
Poole
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bexhill and Battle
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hastings and Rye
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Slough
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hertford and Stortford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Maidstone
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1989
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Macclesfield
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1989
Ellesmere Port and Neston

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

Television Recruitment Advertising (Amendment 1)
At end add 'and believes that the BBC has no right to enjoy the freedom of the market as so enthusiastically supported by all Tories, but should always ask 10 Downing Street before submitting all programmes and expenditure.'.
Labour, Bassetlaw
1
signature
EDM 179A1: tabled on 13 December 1989
Television Recruitment Advertising (Amendment 2)
Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'welcomes the interest of honourable Members in the need for the media to provide political balance; and looks forward to proposals that would bring the Press up to the standards of broadcasting.'.
Labour, The Wrekin
12
signatures
EDM 179A2: tabled on 13 December 1989