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EDM number 584 in 2004-05, proposed by Martin Smyth on 25/01/2005.

That this House notes that the haste with which the BBC apologised for a suggestion on Blue Peter that the Red Hand of Ulster was an appropriate emblem; is aware that the Red Hand is the emblem of Tyrone and other international bodies; recognises the right of freedom of expression, but is angered at the BBC's unwillingness in contrast to apologise for Jerry Springer the Opera, despite over 40,000 objections and Jerry Springer's own condemnation; and calls upon the BBC to refrain from gratuitous insults against Jesus Christ and Christianity, even though the UK may be a religiously sceptical nation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Martin Smyth25/01/2005Belfast SouthUUPProposed
Roy Beggs25/01/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
Lady Hermon26/01/2005North DownUUPSigned
David Burnside26/01/2005South AntrimUUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson26/01/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Trimble26/01/2005Upper BannUUPSigned
Nicholas Winterton26/01/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell21/02/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
Neil GerrardUnknownWithdrawn

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