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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2234: tabled on 26 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that at this critical time for the nation over Brexit negotiations, the availability for well-resourced, independent news and analysis is of paramount importance; is therefore deeply concerned that the BBC plans to merge two of radio's most important radio current affairs programmes, the World Service's NewsHour and Radio 4's The World Tonight; fears that such a merger would have a detrimental effect on the news coverage on both programmes and undermine the distinctive voice of the World Service; believes that savings could be better achieved by cutting executive salaries and management posts; and calls on BBC management to hold meaningful talks with the National Union of Journalists to develop a plan which preserves the quality and integrity of both these important programmes.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.