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Attempted Takeover Of Bristol Evening Post Plc

EDM number 760 in 1989-90, proposed by Jonathan Sayeed on 20/03/1990.

That this House expresses its deep concern that Mr David Sullivan, a newspaper publisher who has served a prison sentence on charges relating to prostitution and who has been convicted for sending obscene material through the post, should be seeking to take a controlling interest in the Bristol Evening Post plc; and urges the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to take into account the importance of a locally based newspaper group maintaining its independence from such an unsavoury influence and to recommend rejection of his proposals.

This motion has been ammended, see 1413A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Jonathan Sayeed20/03/1990Bristol EastProposed
Dawn Primarolo27/03/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Brian Sedgemore27/03/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Roger Sims27/03/1990ChislehurstSigned
Jerry Hayes27/03/1990HarlowSigned
Michael Colvin27/03/1990Romsey and WatersideSigned
David Alton27/03/1990Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Jack Aspinwall27/03/1990WansdykeSigned
Michael Stern27/03/1990Bristol North WestSigned
Dick Douglas28/03/1990Dunfermline WestSigned
John Wilkinson28/03/1990Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
Bruce George28/03/1990Walsall SouthSigned
Roland Boyes28/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John McFall28/03/1990DumbartonSigned
Michael Mates28/03/1990East HampshireSigned
John Marek28/03/1990WrexhamSigned
Roy Hughes28/03/1990Newport EastSigned
John McWilliam28/03/1990BlaydonSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Ann Widdecombe29/03/1990MaidstoneSigned
John Hannam29/03/1990ExeterSigned
Harry Greenway29/03/1990Ealing NorthSigned
John Gorst29/03/1990Hendon NorthSigned
Douglas French29/03/1990GloucesterSigned
Roger Knapman29/03/1990StroudSigned
Robert Jones29/03/1990Hertfordshire WestSigned
James Spicer29/03/1990West DorsetSigned
Tony Benn03/04/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Martyn Jones05/06/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Ian McCartney07/06/1990MakerfieldSigned

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