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Broadcasting Bill and the Gaelic Language

EDM (Early Day Motion) 195: tabled on 13 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House regrets that the Broadcasting Bill presently contains no reference to broadcasting in Gaelic; notes that the Welsh language does receive attention; notes that the commitment by the Home Secretary on 13th June that proposals on Gaelic would be announced before the Bill was published; welcomes the Home Office statement of 7th December that proposals on Gaelic are being considered for later introduction; and urges the Government to support the proposal by Comunn na Gaidhlig for a Gaelic Broadcasting Council, and to publish its proposals with alacrity.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Leeds West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
North West Norfolk
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Motherwell South
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 1989
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 1989
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 1989
Montgomery
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Monklands West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Islington North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Easington
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Caerphilly
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Midlothian
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1989
Falkirk East
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Glasgow, Hillhead
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Bridgend
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
East Lothian
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Pontypridd
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Harrow West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1989
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Clwyd South West
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Cunninghame South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Worsley
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 1989
Caithness and Sutherland
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Glasgow, Springburn
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Dumbarton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Mansfield
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Kirkcaldy
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Redcar
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Burnley
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Morley and Leeds South
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Motherwell North
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 1989
Banff and Buchan
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 1989
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Eastwood
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 1989
Orkney and Shetland
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 1989
Angus East
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Glasgow, Provan

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.