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BBC, SKY AND THE DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 574: tabled on 26 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 believes that the BBC and Sky should broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) humanitarian aid appeal for Gaza aid relief and reconstruction; further believes that civilians in the Gaza Strip are in desperate need of food, medicine, water and blankets; notes that the DEC is an umbrella organisation for 13 aid agencies, including the British Red Cross, who are certain they can carry out their aid operation both with impartiality and the access they need; understands that the Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings from Israel into Gaza are all now open and over 26,000 tons of aid and 1.9 million litres of fuel have entered since the ceasefire began; acknowledges the measures aid agencies are taking to avoid channelling funds or aid to Hamas using well-established, local non-governmental partners; recognises that Israel accepts the difficult humanitarian situation in Gaza and in doing so has appointed Welfare Minister, Isaac Herzog, to co-ordinate humanitarian aid to Gaza; commends the UK Government for its contribution of £27 million aid to Gaza; welcomes the decision by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to air the DEC appeal; urges the BBC and Sky to raise any specific concerns they have about donations so they can be dealt with properly; and calls on Sky and the BBC to reverse their decision and broadcast the campaign, publicising the details of the DEC appeal and the means whereby members of the public may donate to it.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
City of York
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Sheffield, Brightside
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Bury North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Leeds North East
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Glasgow South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Edmonton
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Makerfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Cardiff North
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Winchester
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Ealing North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Enfield North
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy

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.