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OFCOM AND ITV REGIONAL PROGRAMMING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1923: tabled on 15 November 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 94 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 of 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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
South East Cornwall
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Rhondda
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Bury North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Islington North
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Bristol West
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Southampton, Itchen
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2004
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Newport West
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Romsey
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2004
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2004
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Wakefield
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Chesterfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2004
Basingstoke
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Salisbury
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
South Dorset
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2004
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Manchester Central
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2004
Bracknell
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Vale of York
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Bristol North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Ynys Môn
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Dover
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Torbay
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Chatham and Aylesford
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2004
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2004
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2004
Ceredigion
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Northavon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2004
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.