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FUTURE OF LOCAL RADIO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 436: tabled on 10 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned that the Digital Economy Bill in its present form will threaten the future of local radio by creating a two-tier radio industry in which over 100 local stations, that do not have a clear digital migration path, are consigned to an uncertain future on the analogue spectrum once digital switchover has occurred; notes that, with 46 million adults listening to the radio every week and only three per cent. of listeners expressing dissatisfaction with their present service, radio is thriving in its current form; requests the Government to protect the future of local radio by ensuring that where appropriate, all local radio stations have a viable digital migration path; and calls on the Government to address this before committing the industry to analogue switch-off.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
City of York
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Crosby
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Foyle
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
North East Derbyshire
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Walsall South
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
High Peak
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hitchin and Harpenden
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Bradford North
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2010
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2010
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Macclesfield

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.

FUTURE OF LOCAL RADIO (Amendment 1)
after `occurred;', insert `is further concerned that popular local radio stations, such as Pirate FM and Atlantic FM in Cornwall, would be threatened by larger regional stations which will not provide radio services with a local focus; believes that the Government should delay the digital switchover until at least 2020 to allow local commercial radio stations to prepare properly; and calls on the Government to come forward with amendments to the Digital Economy Bill that will ensure that there is a viable platform for existing local commercial stations following switchover to a digital format'.
Liberal Democrat, Falmouth and Camborne
3
signatures
EDM 436A1: tabled on 16 December 2009
FUTURE OF LOCAL RADIO (Amendment 1A1)
after `Pirate FM', insert `, Central FM in Scotland'.
Labour, Linlithgow and East Falkirk
2
signatures
EDM 436A1A1: tabled on 23 February 2010