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Editorial Control Of The BBC

EDM number 871 in 1989-90, proposed by Roger Gale on 19/04/1990.

That this House deplores the unprecedented decision taken by the BBC to enter into a contract for the transmission of the recent so-called Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley that effectively surrendered its editorial control of the broadcast; and considers that, in contrast with its eagerness to retain editorial control when covering political events in other contexts, the BBC has acted in a manner unworthy of its status as a public service broadcaster.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Roger Gale19/04/1990North ThanetProposed
Malcolm Moss19/04/1990North East CambridgeshireSigned
Simon Coombs19/04/1990SwindonSigned
John Greenway19/04/1990RyedaleSigned
David Ashby19/04/1990North West LeicestershireSigned
George Gardiner20/04/1990ReigateSigned
William Powell23/04/1990CorbySigned
Michael Clark23/04/1990RochfordSigned
Jacques Arnold23/04/1990GraveshamSigned
Nicholas Winterton23/04/1990MacclesfieldSigned
Michael Morris24/04/1990Northampton SouthSigned
John Carlisle24/04/1990Luton NorthSigned
John Taylor24/04/1990StrangfordSigned
Martin Smyth25/04/1990Belfast SouthSigned
Ian Bruce25/04/1990South DorsetSigned

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