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INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW AND THE BBC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 445: tabled on 28 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 congratulates all those involved in the International Fleet Review to mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in the Solent on 28th June; notes the presence of 167 ships from 36 countries including the US, France, Spain, India, South Korea, Turkey and Japan; further notes the attendance of more than a quarter of a million spectators who crowded the shore to get a glimpse of this historic event, involving the fly-past of maritime aircraft including the Red Arrows display team, and also to witness the mock Napoleonic battle which took place later in the day; notes with some disappointment that the BBC gave only scant live coverage of this historic event with a hastily arranged half-hour programme which went out before the full inspection took place; further notes that terrestrial viewers were denied watching the entire incredible event live on the BBC, and that no mention was given of this half-hour programme in the Radio Times or newspaper TV schedules; calls on the BBC to undertake an urgent review of its broadcasting policy on major historical events such as the Fleet Review; and calls on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee when appointed to investigate the public service obligation of the BBC.

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.

Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2005
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Easington
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2005
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2005
Belfast North
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Hereford
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Hyndburn
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Uxbridge
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2005
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Romford
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Castle Point
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2005
Upminster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.