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DRAFT COMMUNICATIONS BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1374: tabled on 22 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 102 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 notes that factual coverage of overseas development on BBC, Channel 4, and ITV fell 50 per cent. between 1989 and 1999; further notes that according to a recent survey by DfID 85 per cent. of people cite their primary source of information on developing countries as television; therefore calls on the Government to ensure that under relaxed regulation of the Draft Communications Bill there is still a formal benchmark on coverage of overseas development against which broadcasters should perform to help avoid the current decline in coverage; and therefore hopes the Government will reconsider making it a requirement for broadcasters to include international programmes, as it has with religious, arts, sport and leisure programmes, under Tier 3 of the Draft Communications Bill on non-news factual programming to bring it in line with the previous White Paper's commitment.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2002
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
City of York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2002
Cheadle
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Peterborough
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Cynon Valley
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
Perth
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 2002
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2002
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Luton North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Basingstoke
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2002
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2002
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Vale of York
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Cardiff North
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Eddisbury
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2002
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Ilford North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2002
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Kettering
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2002
Castle Point
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
East Devon
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2002
Richmond Park
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2002
Northavon
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 June 2002
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.