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Retaining Home Produced Programmes

EDM number 500 in 2002-03, proposed by Harry Barnes on 13/01/2003.

That this House agrees with the efforts of the respected Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom to secure guarantees from the Government, in the passage of the current Communications Bill, that television schedules retain a significant proportion of home produced dramas, comedies and entertainment programmes, especially for children, and on protecting the English language from being Americanised; shares the fears that if American conglomerates like Viacom, Disney, Nickelodeon and AOL-Time Warner were allowed to buy ITV companies like Carlton and Granada, and if Mr Murdoch's Fox Corporation were to secure control of Channel 5, viewers might find themselves inflicted with a wave of Americanisms such as fries instead of chips, sidewalk rather than pavement, elevator for lift, trash for rubbish, vacation instead of holiday, amongst many other examples, and further shares fears that imported American children's programmes would use far more violent words and that British culture, customs and practice would be endangered.

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

Harry Barnes13/01/2003North East DerbyshireLabourProposed
Alan Simpson14/01/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/01/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis14/01/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley14/01/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alan Meale15/01/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/01/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/01/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/01/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Lewis16/01/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/01/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths16/01/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/01/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Rudi Vis20/01/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Drew20/01/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones21/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean21/01/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington21/01/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Hamilton21/01/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Harold Best21/01/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle22/01/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
Ian Davidson22/01/2003Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Desmond Turner23/01/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Tom Cox27/01/2003TootingLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Austin28/01/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rob Marris29/01/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned

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