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CHANNEL 4 AND THE TOUR DE FRANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 378: tabled on 27 February 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 deplores the decision of Channel 4 to discontinue its coverage of the Tour de France after 15 years, during which the audience for this great sporting event grew to over a million; considers this decision is particularly regrettable in the light of the enormous success of the British cyclists at the Sydney Olympics, the associated increase in participation and interest in cycling in the UK and the fact that Channel 4 have already purchased the rights to broadcast this event for the next three years; and calls on Channel 4 to either reverse the decision or to license the rights to another terrestrial channel.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Dumfries
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Midlothian
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Coventry South
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Stroud
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2001
Selby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Barnsley Central
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2001
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2001
Great Grimsby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Bolsover
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Hemsworth
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2001
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Conwy
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.