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TELEVISION COVERAGE OF TEST MATCH CRICKET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 696: tabled on 10 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 175 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 the England cricket team on winning the recent Test match series against Australia; regrets that following the Ashes series no more test match cricket will be seen live on terrestrial television for at least the next four years after the awarding by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of an exclusive contract for all live coverage of domestic cricket to BSkyB; recognises the tremendous contribution Channel 4 has made to the televising of cricket, attracting audiences of over eight million; further regrets that since 1998 cricket Test matches are no longer on the A-list of live sporting events which must be made available to terrestrial television broadcasters at a fair and reasonable price; urges the Government to safeguard the long-term interests of the game by restoring the main home Test match series to the A-list of protected sporting events in order to encourage participation and allow young and old, rich and poor, to view the very best the game can offer; calls on BBC Sport and other free-to-air broadcasters to bid for television cricket rights in the future; calls on the ECB to recognise the importance for the future of the game of having some top class cricket live on terrestrial television; and suggests that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport calls a meeting of the ECB and the major broadcasters to explore ways in which at least some Test match cricket may be seen live on free-to-air television in the next few seasons.

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 10 October 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
City of York
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Northampton South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
City of Durham
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Gordon
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hertsmere
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wallasey
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Sevenoaks
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Norwich North
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bishop Auckland
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hereford
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Tooting
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Edmonton
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Montgomeryshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2005
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Halifax
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leicester South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
South West Devon
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wyre Forest
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sherwood
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Burnley
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Hartlepool

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.