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OFCOM AND ITV REGIONAL PROGRAMMING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 235: tabled on 30 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 166 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 views with dismay proposals by Ofcom to reduce the public service obligation of ITV regional companies to produce high quality regional programming in the regions for viewers in those regions; believes that ITV has a strong tradition for producing regional political, current affairs, sport and documentary programmes specifically for each region; notes that the Ofcom review acknowledges that these regional programmes gain higher audiences on a slot-by-slot basis than general ITV output; expresses surprise that Ofcom is not linking discussion about reductions in ITV's licence payments with the maintenance of regional public service obligations at least until digital switchover; and calls on Ofcom to rethink its strategy.

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.

Allan, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Sheffield, Hallam
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2004
Swansea East
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Falmouth and Camborne
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2004
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Manchester, Withington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Dumfries
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Elmet
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2004
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Northampton South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Burton
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Southampton, Itchen
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2004
Leicester South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2005
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Wakefield
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2005
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Barnsley Central
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Salisbury
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
South Dorset
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2004
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Bracknell
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Vale of York
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Ynys Môn
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Warwick and Leamington
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Loughborough
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2005
Vale of Clwyd
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Torbay
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Chatham and Aylesford
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2004
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2004
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.