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TEST MATCH CRICKET AND FREE-TO-AIR TELEVISION COVERAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2147: tabled on 11 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 115 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 regrets the fact that not a single over of this summer's cricket test matches between England and Pakistan and England and Sri Lanka will be live on free-to-air television; supports the conclusion of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee `that a more proactive approach should have been taken by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to maximise broadcasting revenue while ensuring some cricket remained on terrestrial television'; notes the fact that the Government has said it would be willing to convene a meeting between the broadcasters and the ECB to discuss the sharing of live coverage if there were a possibility of a deal being struck; calls upon BSkyB to agree to share with a free-to-air broadcaster live coverage of the climax of this summer's test matches involving Pakistan, defined as play from Saturday onwards; urges the Government to support the `Keep Cricket Free' campaign proposals to partially re-list home test matches as one of the Crown Jewels of sport so that the main test series of the summer is made available to free-to-air broadcasters at `a fair and reasonable price'; and further urges BSkyB as a gesture of goodwill to negotiate a highlights deal with a free-to-air broadcaster for next winter's Ashes series in Australia.

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 17 May 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Dudley North
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Lewes
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
West Ham
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Wallasey
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Bishop Auckland
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Tooting
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2006
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
Strangford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Torbay
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Plymouth, Devonport
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
North West Leicestershire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sherwood
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
North Dorset
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Spelthorne
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.