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FLEET STREET'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 965: tabled on 07 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes that Monday 11th March is the 300th anniversay of the establishment of the first newspaper printed in Fleet Street, the Daily Courant; pays tribute to the journalists and all other members of the wider newspaper family who over three centuries made the British newspaper industry the finest in the world; regrets the passing of so many titles and in recent years the departure from Fleet Street of every national newspaper to production sites elsewhere; deplores the lowering of the high journalistic standards which British newspaper owners once held and aspired to; and congratulates the London Press Club for staging an exhibition to commemorate Fleet Street's 300th anniversary at St Bride's Institute from 12th to 22nd March.

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FLEET STREET'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'world'to end and add 'and congratulates it on the responsiveness to economic circumstances which has fostered a diversity and dynamism which continue to exceed any other in the world.'.
Labour, Birmingham, Erdington
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EDM 965A1: tabled on 11 March 2002