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FUTURE OF THE DAILY MIRROR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 360A2: tabled on 17 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. 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 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'that' insert 'they have dissociated themselves from their former proprietor; notes they played no part in the manipulation of the spot-the-ball competitions or the misappropriation of donations to the Ethiopian Famine Relief Fund and Mother Theresa by Daily Mirror readers; casts doubt on whether any of the past management should take any role in the Daily Mirror's future, or in the supervision of what is left of its pension fund.'

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.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.