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MEMORIAL TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THE BBC WORLD SERVICE EASTERN EUROPEAN SECTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 956: tabled on 07 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 notes the BBC's proposal to end World Service broadcasts in various Central and Eastern European languages, including Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Croatian and Slovene; further notes that these radio stations have been in operation since September 1939, and acted for 50 years during the Second World War and the Cold War as a beacon of hope, liberty and democracy to the nations of Central and Eastern Europe under totalitarian control; and urges the BBC to consult relevant organisations with a view to building an appropriate physical memorial to those who worked on these broadcasts, perhaps including a statue of Georgi Markov, who was assassinated in London on 11th September 1978, by the Bulgarian secret police due to his broadcasts on the World Service.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Southend West
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wellingborough
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2005
Hornchurch
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Enfield, Southgate
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Stone
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Tunbridge Wells
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Monmouth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Lichfield
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wimbledon
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Forest of Dean
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Chorley
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
South West Surrey
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Peterborough
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Ealing, Southall
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Epping Forest
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 November 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
St Albans
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Maidenhead
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Guildford
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Uxbridge
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Romford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Bosworth
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Congleton
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.