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HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION ON FREEVIEW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 944: tabled on 21 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 119 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 recognises the superior picture quality provided by high definition television (HDTV), which is set to become the worldwide industry standard; notes predictions that 10 million households will have HD-ready televisions by 2010 and the success of Freeview, currently estimated to be in more than 9.3 million homes; further notes the expectation of many consumers who have bought HD ready televisions that they will be able to receive HDTV via Freeview after switchover; is concerned by Ofcom's claim that, following switchover, the public service broadcasters, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, will be able to broadcast up to five HD channels on Freeview; believes such a statement will only be valid if the number of channels and interactive services are drastically cut, potentially undermining the switchover process; believes that the combination of Ofcom's preference for a simple sale of spectrum freed up by digital switchover, and the additional costs of production and transmission in HD, may mean that public service broadcasters simply cannot afford the additional spectrum necessary to provide HD via Freeview; and calls on the Secretary of State to ensure that digital switchover is not undermined by the prospect of millions of television viewers, who either cannot afford, or do not want to receive, television by satellite being consigned to a second class service by requiring Ofcom to provide a fair allocation of spectrum for HD on Freeview.

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 28 February 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Blaydon
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2007
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
South Ribble
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Rhondda
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Elmet
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 14 March 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2007
Shipley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Central Ayrshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Stroud
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Newport West
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Ryedale
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2007
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2007
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2007
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2007
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2007
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2007
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Bromsgrove
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Edmonton
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Glasgow East
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Ipswich
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2007
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 April 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2007
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Bradford West
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Eccles
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2007
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 16 July 2007
Wyre Forest
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2007
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Telford
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth

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.