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EDM (Early Day Motion) 562: tabled on 12 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 the commercial pressure on ITV companies to merge in order to compete in the global telecommunications market; further notes the perception that such mergers are needed in order to sustain investment in quality UK based productions for domestic broadcast and for export, but recognises that with the loss of truly independent regional commercial television stations there could be a diminution of regional production across all genres; news, drama, sport, documentary, entertainment etc; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to ensure, through licensing or other regulation, that any ITV company, or companies, must maintain a permanent and regionally managed presence in each region with no diminution of regional news output or other regionally produced material.

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.

Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Peterborough
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Keighley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2001
Perth
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Newport West
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Ludlow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Chesterfield
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Dundee East
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2001
Moray
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Truro and St Austell
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Cornwall
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
West Bromwich East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2001
North Tayside
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.