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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2182: tabled on 14 September 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 congratulates all involved over the past 50 years with Songs of Praise on BBC Television; notes that the first programme was broadcast on 1 October 1961 from the Tabernacl Baptist Chapel in Cardiff and that the 50th Anniversary programme will be broadcast from Alexandra Palace, London, on 2 October2011; registers with admiration that it is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world; pays tribute to the team behind each week's production and observes that some 200 people have presented it during the last five decades; records with acclaim that Songs of Praise has for 50 years beena familiar and much-loved part of the nation's television viewing, with more than 1,800 congregations involved in productions in cathedrals, churches, chapels and iconic settings throughout the UK and some overseas; and looks forward to many more years of programmes providing a unique blend of vibrant hymn-singing and uplifting human stories broadcast from beautiful locations around the British Isles.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.