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Job Losses At The BBC

EDM number 994 in 2004-05, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 23/03/2005.

That this House condemns the announcement of more than 3,780 job losses at the BBC, the privatisation of key services and outsourcing of jobs to the private sector without any prior consultation with staff representatives; believes that cuts to programme-making staff in core public service areas such as Radio 4 and Five Live, Parliamentary coverage, News 24, the Politics Show, newsgathering and world affairs as well as 735 job cuts in the nations and regions will reduce quality and cause standards to fall; is concerned that such falls in quality will result in viewers and listeners being less well served and the value for money of the licence fee being damaged; praises the campaign by the BBC's staff against the job losses; and calls on the Director General to halt job losses and to enter into meaningful consultation with staff representatives to explore other ways to achieve savings and real value for money.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Austin Mitchell23/03/2005Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
John McDonnell23/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Pound24/03/2005Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson24/03/2005Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody24/03/2005Crewe & NantwichLabourSigned
Harry Barnes24/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Lynne Jones04/04/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robert Wareing04/04/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock04/04/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Diane Abbott04/04/2005Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Angus Robertson04/04/2005MorayScottish National PartySigned
Adam Price04/04/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alice Mahon05/04/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Rudi Vis05/04/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor05/04/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Huw Edwards05/04/2005MonmouthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore05/04/2005HendonLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/04/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Helen Clark05/04/2005PeterboroughLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/04/2005GowerLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty05/04/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/04/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Syd Rapson05/04/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan06/04/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne06/04/2005AyrLabourSigned
Tony Clarke06/04/2005Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Jim Cousins06/04/2005Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Win Griffiths06/04/2005BridgendLabourSigned
David Hamilton06/04/2005MidlothianLabourSigned

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