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RESTRUCTURING OF THE BBC IN SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 528: tabled on 13 September 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposed reductions in staffing at BBC Scotland, representing 35 senior posts across the country; further notes with particular concern the loss of 50 per cent of senior personnel in Inverness, undermining the BBC's ability to give fair coverage of the varied and geographically vast Highlands news agenda; regrets the damage which will be done to the quality of Scottish broadcasting by these lay-offs, particularly in news and current affairs at a time when Scotland's politics are of fundamental importance to the future of the UK; and calls on BBC Scotland to reconsider these false economies and to continue to provide a high quality of service for people across Scotland and the UK.

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RESTRUCTURING OF THE BBC IN SCOTLAND (Amendment 1)
at end add, `and expresses further concern on the impact of these cuts on BBC Aberdeen.'.
Liberal Democrat, Gordon
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EDM 528A1: tabled on 18 September 2012