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FUTURE OF THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 128: tabled on 06 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 is concerned by reports that BBC management are considering plans to close the BBC News Channel altogether, or to significantly alter its character; does not believe that the commercially-operated BBC World News TV Channel, funded through advertising, offers anything like an adequate replacement for the UK news service; notes that despite the march of online and mobile content, television remains by far the UK's main source of news; recognises that if the BBC News Channel were to disappear, Sky would be left with a domestic monopoly on continuous UK television news; hopes that BBC management avoid any merger between BBC News Channel and BBC World News, which would blur the lines between the licence fee and the pursuit of profit; and calls for any future plan for BBC News to avoid undermining the integrity and impartiality of public service broadcasting through the introduction of commercial funding arrangements.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2016
Harrow East
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2016
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
Coventry South
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2016
Liverpool, Riverside
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2016
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Luton North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Hyndburn
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Mansfield
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Argyll and Bute
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2016
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Edinburgh East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.