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BBC AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 643A1: tabled on 18 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Andrew Rosindell on 14 January 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from '24' to end and add 'and believes that this is the correct and proper decision for the British Broadcasting Corporation to have taken, that it is not the role of government to intervene in issues of detailed television or radio programming, content or scheduling and that this underlying principle only reinforces the independence of the british Broadcasting Corporation.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the National Anthem is no longer broadcast on BBC 1 at the end of each day's programming before the transition to News 24; believes that the broadcasting of the National Anthem at the end of BBC 1's programming is a proud tradition that should be restored; and calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to do everything she can to encourage the BBC to reinstate this convention at the earliest opportunity.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.