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CARRIE GRACIE AND PAY EQUALITY AT THE BBC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 751: tabled on 08 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 22 January 2018
Gower
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2018
Enfield, Southgate
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2018
West Lancashire
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2018
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2018
Coventry South
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2018
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
North East Fife
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
Stretford and Urmston
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Camberwell and Peckham
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 January 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Hartlepool
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
Knowsley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Glasgow East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2018
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2018
Sheffield, Hallam
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2018
Erith and Thamesmead
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Rodda, Matt
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Reading East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
Hampstead and Kilburn
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Bolsover
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2018
Stoke-on-Trent North
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2018
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2018
Glasgow South West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
East Dunbartonshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
Leicester East
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
Colne Valley
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2018
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.