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Ownership Restrictions For Channel 3 Licences

EDM number 127 in 1990-91, proposed by Robert Maclennan on 27/11/1990.

That this House supports the Home Office proposals to safeguard the independence and regional identity of channel 3 franchise areas by preventing both a large franchise operator from operating another large area and the dual ownership of contiguous franchise areas, which were articulated by Ministers in both Houses; regrets the reported decision of the Home Office to abandon, after the passage of the Bill, the contiguity rule; further believes that the loss of the contiguity rule would threaten the independent existence of stations such as Grampian and Anglia, thus reducing local programming, information and employment; and calls on the Home Office to confirm its support for the previously discussed ownership restrictions including the contiguity rule.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Robert Maclennan27/11/1990Caithness and SutherlandProposed
Jerry Hayes27/11/1990HarlowSigned
Robert Hughes27/11/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Malcolm Bruce27/11/1990GordonSigned
Margaret Ewing27/11/1990MoraySigned
Alan Beith27/11/1990Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Geraint Howells29/11/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Alex Carlile03/12/1990MontgomerySigned
Ronnie Fearn03/12/1990SouthportSigned
Charles Kennedy03/12/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Russell Johnston03/12/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Archy Kirkwood04/12/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
David Steel04/12/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Eric Martlew05/12/1990CarlisleSigned
Ray Michie05/12/1990Argyll & ButeSigned
Jim Wallace05/12/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Calum MacDonald06/12/1990Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Kate Hoey11/12/1990VauxhallSigned
Alick Buchanan-SmithUnknownWithdrawn

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