House of Commons
CARRIE GRACIE AND PAY EQUALITY AT THE BBC
EDM #751
Tabled 08 January 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that the resignation of Carrie Gracie, the former China Editor of the BBC, highlights the anger and frustration of many women journalists at the BBC that a swifter resolution has not been reached to the scourge of unequal pay at our public service broadcaster; notes that figures published in 2017 revealed that the BBC's two male international editors have been paid, at least 50 per cent more, than its two female counterparts; further notes that of the list of those earning over £150,000, only a third were women and just 10 of the 96 were black or minority ethnic backgrounds; supports the National Union of Journalists in pursuing a collective grievance on behalf of 121 women who work across the BBC in a variety of roles and grades, on top of a number of individual cases that were already in train; calls for urgent government action so that pay equality is addressed across the media and broadcasting industries more generally and that effective sanctions are served on employers who flout equal pay legislation.

Signatures (56)

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.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
22 January 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
09 January 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
10 January 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
15 January 2018
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
17 January 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
22 January 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
23 January 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
11 January 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
09 January 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
10 January 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
24 January 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
19 January 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
24 January 2018
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
15 January 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
10 January 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
15 January 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
09 January 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
09 January 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
09 January 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
15 January 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
09 January 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
09 January 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
09 January 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 January 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
19 January 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
29 January 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
10 January 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
09 January 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
09 January 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
16 January 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
17 January 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
23 January 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
15 January 2018
Rodda, Matt
Labour
09 January 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
18 January 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
15 January 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
10 January 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
09 January 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
11 January 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
16 January 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 January 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
10 January 2018
Vaz, Keith
Labour
15 January 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
10 January 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
11 January 2018
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