House of Commons
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BBC WORLD SERVICE TRANSMISSIONS TO NORTH AMERICA AND AUSTRALASIA
EDM #26
Tabled 22 June 2001
2001-02 Session
That this House is strongly concerned that well over a million devoted listeners to BBC World Service will be abandoned on 1st July by the BBC's ill considered proposal to drop its short wave service to North America and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand; urges the BBC urgently to reconsider its decision and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to persuade it to do so, so as to maintain services to these crucial areas and keep Britain's voice speaking loud and clear to the devoted elite audience reached by short wave transmissions who want and need a news and current affairs service which is of great value not only to them but to Britain's reputation and standing overseas; notes that the service cannot be adequately replaced by the BBC website's very limited capacity; and urges that full consideration be given by the BBC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the compelling arguments against the decision developed on the website www.savebbc.org, which effectively demolishes the BBC's entire case for the penny pinching folly of abandoning a devoted audience with a real interest in Britain.

Signatures (67)

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.
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2001
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
17 July 2001
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
18 October 2001
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
11 July 2001
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
28 June 2001
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
27 June 2001
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
17 July 2001
Connarty, Michael
Labour
04 July 2001
Cook, Frank
Labour
05 July 2001
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2001
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
02 July 2001
Cummings, John
Labour
27 June 2001
Davey, Valerie
Labour
26 June 2001
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
19 July 2001
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
11 July 2001
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
28 June 2001
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
05 July 2001
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
18 October 2001
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
10 July 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
05 July 2001
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
25 June 2001
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
28 June 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2001
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
28 June 2001
Jones, Lynne
Labour
03 July 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2001
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2001
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
27 June 2001
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
09 July 2001
Mahon, Alice
Labour
28 June 2001
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
05 July 2001
McDonnell, John
Labour
28 June 2001
McFall, Mr John
Labour
19 July 2001
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
02 July 2001
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
19 July 2001
Morgan, Julie
Labour
28 June 2001
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
05 July 2001
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
26 June 2001
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
03 July 2001
Robertson, John
Labour
26 June 2001
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
09 July 2001
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2001
Russell, Christine
Labour
03 July 2001
Salter, Martin
Labour
20 November 2001
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
14 September 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
26 June 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
26 June 2001
Spink, Bob
Conservative
05 July 2001
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2001
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
19 July 2001
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
27 June 2001
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
18 July 2001
Walley, Joan
Labour
27 June 2001
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
27 June 2001
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
27 June 2001
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
15 October 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
02 July 2001
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
02 July 2001
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
26 June 2001
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2001
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion