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CUTS AT THE BBC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 83: tabled on 17 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 condemns the proposed cuts at the BBC which will lead to 19 per cent. of staff being sacked or outsourced; is concerned that such cuts will result in 80 per cent. of the staff having to produce 100 per cent. of the output; believes such proposals will result in a deterioration of quality; further condemns the fact that hundreds of journalists, news-gatherers, researchers, production staff and programme-makers will be sacked whilst not one single member of TV News management will lose their job; believes such a proposal will deliver less value for licence fee payers and put at risk the BBC's continuing right to the licence fee; and therefore calls on BBC management to reconsider its proposals and negotiate with staff representatives to ensure changes do not damage programmes or quality.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Keighley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 June 2005
Foyle
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Norwich North
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Scarborough and Whitby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Vauxhall
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dundee East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Cardiff North
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Ealing North
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2005
Moray
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2005
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
North West Leicestershire
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2005
Caernarfon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.