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BBC CUTS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 218: tabled on 18 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 and is concerned about the BBC's decision to axe popular community radio programmes in Manchester such as LGBT Citizen Manchester, Jewish Citizen Manchester and Irish Citizen Manchester which have been running for 21 years all of which have been staffed by volunteers and provide a much-heralded outlet for the local communities of Manchester and Greater Manchester; further notes that it is an important part of the Government's agenda to drive localism, which these BBC cuts undermine; recognises that removing local shows could potentially undermine the future of BBC local radio; and calls for the BBC to reconsider its decision and reinstate these key programmes due to the important outlet they provide to many Greater Manchester communities.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.