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Charges For Television Schedule Information

EDM number 315 in 1990-91, proposed by Alan Meale on 21/01/1991.

That this House views with serious concern the charges which Independent Television Publications Limited intends to impose on small local newspapers for the right to publish details of television programmes; believes that Parliament was not aware, when passing the Broadcasting Act, that programme schedules previously supplied by both ITP and the BBC free of charge would now be supplied only on payment of such exorbitant fees as ú56,000 per annum from such small group newspapers as the Rochdale Observer; considers such charges to be unreasonable; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to examine this matter, and in particular whether Reed International, a dominant company in the newspaper industry, should be allowed to acquire ITP Limited, and whether charges now being imposed on small local newspapers will also be imposed on newspapers owned by Reed International plc.

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

Alan Meale22/01/1991MansfieldProposed
Lawrence Cunliffe22/01/1991LeighSigned
Ronnie Fearn22/01/1991SouthportSigned
David Alton29/01/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Geraint Howells30/01/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Paul Flynn30/01/1991Newport WestSigned
Tom Pendry31/01/1991Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse31/01/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Joan Ruddock19/02/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Clive Soley25/02/1991HammersmithSigned
Alex Carlile28/02/1991MontgomerySigned
James Kilfedder04/03/1991North DownSigned
George Howarth07/03/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Frank Field16/05/1991BirkenheadSigned
Alf Morris20/05/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
John Battle21/05/1991Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner21/05/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Roy Hughes22/05/1991Newport EastSigned
Russell Johnston23/05/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Peter Robinson03/06/1991Belfast EastSigned
Austin Mitchell03/06/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Ian Paisley03/06/1991North AntrimSigned
David Blunkett03/06/1991Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
David Steel03/06/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Doug Hoyle11/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Joyce Quin20/06/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Allan Rogers25/06/1991RhonddaSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned

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