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Channel 4 Christmas Programmes

EDM number 141 in 1993-94, proposed by Edward Leigh on 01/12/1993.

That this House deplores the decision by Channel 4 to broadcast as a travesty of Christmas an 'alternative' mixture of programmes, celebrating homosexuality and prostitution; recognises that Christmas is a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ; applauds the moral lead given over this matter by the Bishops of Peterborough and Malmesbury and by other senior churchmen; recognises that the Channel 4 programmes offend against good taste and decency and are likely to encourage or incite criminal gross indecency and be offensive to public feeling, contrary to section 6(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1990; and calls on the Independent Television Commission to fulfil its statutory duty to do all that it can to secure that its licensee complies with the said Act and, in default, calls on advertisers to boycott the programmes, for those advertisers who remain to be boycotted by decent people, and for this House to bring the Independent Television Commission to account.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Edward Leigh01/12/1993Gainsborough and HorncastleProposed
Andrew Hunter02/12/1993BasingstokeSigned
Roger Knapman02/12/1993StroudSigned
Julian Brazier02/12/1993CanterburySigned
Bill Cash02/12/1993StaffordSigned
David Evans02/12/1993Welwyn HatfieldSigned
Christopher Gill02/12/1993LudlowSigned
Harry Greenway02/12/1993Ealing NorthSigned
Ann Winterton02/12/1993CongletonSigned
William Powell06/12/1993CorbySigned
John Ward06/12/1993PooleSigned
Olga Maitland07/12/1993Sutton & CheamSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/12/1993MacclesfieldSigned
Bill Walker07/12/1993North TaysideSigned
Gerard Vaughan07/12/1993Reading EastSigned
Malcolm Thornton07/12/1993CrosbySigned
Michael Stephen07/12/1993ShorehamSigned
Den Dover07/12/1993ChorleySigned
Michael Lord07/12/1993Suffolk CentralSigned
Martin Smyth07/12/1993Belfast SouthSigned
Roger Sims07/12/1993ChislehurstSigned
Keith Speed08/12/1993AshfordSigned
Michael Colvin08/12/1993Romsey and WatersideSigned
Michael Grylls08/12/1993Surrey North WestSigned
Teddy Taylor08/12/1993Southend EastSigned
Rhodes Boyson09/12/1993Brent NorthSigned
Peggy Fenner13/12/1993MedwaySigned
Peter Griffiths14/12/1993Portsmouth NorthSigned

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