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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1047: tabled on 10 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 that the cost of a colour television licence will rise to £142.50 as of 1 April 2009; further notes that the Director General of the BBC receives a salary of £816,000 and that in 2008 the top 10 directors at the BBC had their pay boosted by 17 per cent. whilst 1,800 jobs were lost at the Corporation; understands that up to £5.6 million tax free will be made available as a remote relocation allowance when jobs are moved from London to Salford which includes £1,900 a month for up to two years for accommodation and bills; is astonished that the BBC's taxi bill published in 2008 was £13.8 million which is approximately £36,500 per day, and that a further £5.2 million was spent on private car hire; and calls on the Government at this time of recession to freeze the licence fee at 2008 levels.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Reigate
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Bolton North East
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Shipley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Vauxhall
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
Orpington
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
South West Surrey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Tamworth
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
East Yorkshire
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2009
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2009
Penrith and The Border
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Glasgow East
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Rochdale
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2009
Meriden
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Conwy
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2009
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.