House of Commons
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FUTURE OF THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL
EDM #128
Tabled 06 June 2016
2016-17 Session
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.

Signatures (41)

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
08 June 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
04 July 2016
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
08 June 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
09 June 2016
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 June 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
08 June 2016
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
08 June 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
13 June 2016
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
27 June 2016
Dowd, Jim
Labour
28 June 2016
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
07 June 2016
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
07 July 2016
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
08 June 2016
Flynn, Paul
Labour
09 June 2016
Glindon, Mary
Labour
14 June 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
15 June 2016
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
15 June 2016
Hermon, Lady
Independent
08 June 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
08 June 2016
Jones, Graham
Labour
08 June 2016
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
21 July 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 June 2016
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
15 June 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 June 2016
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
14 June 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
08 June 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
20 June 2016
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
27 June 2016
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
08 June 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 June 2016
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
12 July 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
08 June 2016
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
08 June 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
07 June 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
13 June 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion