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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1891: tabled on 14 July 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 83 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 notes that the BBC is recognised as setting a quality standard for broadcasting throughout the UK and being a significant employer of those working in broadcasting in the UK and the main provider of education and training in the sector; further notes that the Corporation is uniquely and directly accountable through the BBC Trust to the licence fee payer with the purpose to inform, educate and entertain; believes that the BBC is extremely popular with audiences and provides an unrivalled range of high quality public service content via eight national television channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website; and therefore reaffirms its commitment to the future of the BBC and its exclusive use of licence fee funding.

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 14 July 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
South East Cornwall
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 16 July 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Burton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 October 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2009
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Cheadle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Belfast South
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Cardiff North
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2009
Montgomeryshire
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Dover
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Argyll and Bute
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glenrothes
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2009
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Edinburgh East
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Batley and Spen

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.

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

BBC (Amendment 1)
at end add `but expects it to be no less open about its employees' earnings from the public purse than many of those whom their presenters question about salaries, allowances etc., paid for out of the same public purse.'.
Democratic Unionist Party, East Londonderry
3
signatures
EDM 1891A1: tabled on 15 July 2009