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FAITH GROUPS AND THE COMMUNICATIONS BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1535: tabled on 07 July 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 132 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 welcomes the amendment to the Communications Bill passed in the House of Lords, which completely removes the present disqualification of religious organisations from holding various types of broadcasting licences; believes that the current ban is arbitrary and discriminatory towards faith groups throughout the country and that the existing regime provides adequate safeguards to ensure licences are only awarded to suitable applicants; and calls on the Government to support the Bill as amended.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2003
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 July 2003
East Antrim
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2003
Bootle
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2003
South West Surrey
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2003
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2003
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2003
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Elmet
Burnside, David
Independent Unionist
Signed on 10 July 2003
South Antrim
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2003
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2003
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Cheadle
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2003
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2003
Chipping Barnet
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2003
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Northampton South
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2003
Weston-Super-Mare
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Crosby
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2003
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2003
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Independent Unionist
Signed on 8 July 2003
Lagan Valley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2003
Guildford
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Cities of London and Westminster
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2003
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Arundel and South Downs
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2003
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Bath
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2003
Rayleigh
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2003
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2003
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2003
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2003
Somerton and Frome
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 September 2003
North Down
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Fareham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Vauxhall
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2003
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2003
Hereford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2003
Liverpool, Walton
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Beckenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Yeovil
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
Aylesbury
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Bracknell
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2003
West Derbyshire
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Newark
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2003
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Eddisbury
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Montgomeryshire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2003
Burnley
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2003
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2003
Portsmouth North
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2003
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 July 2003
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2003
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2003
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
South West Norfolk
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2003
Mid Norfolk
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Independent Unionist
Signed on 8 July 2003
Belfast South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2003
Castle Point
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2003
Wellingborough
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2003
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2003
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 16 July 2003
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2003
Ceredigion
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2003
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2003
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2003
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2003
Northavon
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
Ruislip - Northwood
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Havant
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2003
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2003
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2003
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

FAITH GROUPS AND THE COMMUNICATIONS BILL (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'country' to 'applicant' in line 6 and insert, 'further believes that the proposed regime, incorporating a media plurality public interest test for media mergers, would provide adequate safeguards to ensure broadcast licences are only available to suitable applicants;'
Conservative, South Cambridgeshire
7
signatures
EDM 1535A1: tabled on 9 July 2003