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UK THEME ON BBC RADIO FOUR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1479: tabled on 25 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 100 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House recognises the pleasure given to early rising listeners to BBC Radio Four by the subtle and evocative medley of British folk tunes in Fritz Spiegl's UK Theme which starts daily broadcasting and has become embedded over the years in the affections of listeners; and urges the BBC to reconsider its decision to drop this popular medley and to continue to use the UK Theme in the proud place is has occupied with such success and charm for so many years.

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 30 January 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
Blaydon
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2006
North East Hampshire
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Hexham
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Dudley North
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
South Norfolk
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Banbury
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Bournemouth West
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Hertsmere
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Islington North
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2006
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Mid Bedfordshire
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2006
Rutland and Melton
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
Ribble Valley
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Bath
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Rayleigh
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Norwich North
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Bishop Auckland
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
North Wiltshire
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Putney
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Leeds North East
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Jarrow
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Orpington
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2006
Clwyd West
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Richmond Park
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Yeovil
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
Manchester Central
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
St Albans
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 January 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2006
Montgomeryshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Croydon Central
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Wokingham
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Halifax
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Romford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 January 2006
Upper Bann
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2006
East Antrim
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

UK THEME ON BBC RADIO FOUR (Amendment 1)
after `listeners', insert `encourages hon. Members to savour the theme and to sign the petition on www.savetheradio4theme.co.uk;'
Conservative, New Forest East
2
signatures
EDM 1479A1: tabled on 26 January 2006
UK THEME ON BBC RADIO FOUR (Amendment 2)
at end add `and suggests that if the BBC wants to save precious minutes in the early morning schedule it should finally have the courage to bring the pious platitudes of Thought for the Day to a merciful end.'
Labour, Cannock Chase
4
signatures
EDM 1479A2: tabled on 26 January 2006