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BBC AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 643: tabled on 14 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 98 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 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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
East Antrim
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
North West Norfolk
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Buckingham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Altrincham and Sale West
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
South Antrim
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Bournemouth West
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Peterborough
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Grantham and Stamford
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
Lagan Valley
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Rayleigh
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2002
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
North Down
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Fareham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Vauxhall
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2002
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Aldershot
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Basingstoke
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Henley
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
South Cambridgeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Woking
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2002
East Hampshire
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Great Grimsby
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2002
Eddisbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Montgomeryshire
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
North Antrim
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Broxtowe
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
St Albans
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Hertford and Stortford
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Blaby
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Broxbourne
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simmonds, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Boston and Skegness
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2002
Belfast South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Mid Sussex
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2002
Castle Point
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Totnes
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2002
Solihull
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Windsor
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BBC AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM (Amendment 1)
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.'.
Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West
3
signatures
EDM 643A1: tabled on 18 January 2002