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FUTURE OF THE DAILY MIRROR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 360A1: tabled on 10 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Robin Corbett on 09 December 1991. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and in honouring the declaration the most careful consideration be given to the special and unique position of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail in the fabric of Scottish society and that nothing is done to damage in any way that special position.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the spirited declaration by journalists and other staff on the Daily Mirror and its sister papers that any potential buyer must respect the papers' political and social stance, including support for the Labour party; notes that the radical and campaigning journalism of these titles is a counter to the pro-Conservative bias of most of the rest of the Press; insists that any future owner honours all trade union agreements and the independence of editors from proprietorial interference; and calls upon readers of these titles to help to ensure that this declaration is honoured in full.