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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1309: tabled on 14 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 believes that the Office of Communications should be responsible for regulating the whole of the media and communications industries; that there is no special case to be made for the BBC to be wholly or partly excluded from Ofcom; and that the Government should end this anomaly and establish a level playing field by bringing the BBC fully within Ofcom's remit, so as to leave the BBC governors with an important role, similar to the non-executive directors of other broadcasting organisations with public service obligations.

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.

Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2002
Canterbury
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Chipping Barnet
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Lichfield
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Beaconsfield
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Midlothian
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2002
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
Folkestone and Hythe
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
Basingstoke
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2002
Penrith and The Border
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
East Hampshire
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
West Derbyshire
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
Tatton
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2002
Croydon South
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2002
Brentwood and Ongar
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2002
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2002
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2002
East Devon
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2002
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2002
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Batley and Spen

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.

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and that such a change should be introduced at the same time as the BBC's public service obligation and the requirements for balanced and accurate reporting are extended by Ofcom to the national press.'.
Labour, Nottingham North
3
signatures
EDM 1309A1: tabled on 16 May 2002