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BBC Job Cuts

EDM number 195 in 2005-06, proposed by Don Foster on 24/05/2005.

That this House welcomes the decision of the BBC to meet unions for talks organised by Acas in a bid to break the deadlock which led to strike action by some BBC staff; acknowledges the role of the staff in helping the BBC excel as the world's leading public service broadcaster; recognises that the BBC has a duty to deliver best value for money to licence fee payers; regrets that necessary reforms will require some job cuts; notes the BBC's pledge last December that the £320m of efficiency savings will be redirected into programme-making; urges the BBC to expend every effort in helping staff whose posts will go by re-training them for the new jobs that will be created by the promised new programming; and hopes that the Acas talks will find a solution that means that further strike action is averted.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Don Foster24/05/2005BathLiberal DemocratProposed
John Thurso24/05/2005Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tim Farron24/05/2005Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Norman Baker24/05/2005LewesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Roger Williams24/05/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Phil Willis24/05/2005Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Burstow24/05/2005Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech24/05/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Rowen24/05/2005RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders25/05/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz25/05/2005Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/05/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew25/05/2005StroudLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/05/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones25/05/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jo Swinson26/05/2005East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed26/05/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams26/05/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis26/05/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew George26/05/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke26/05/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake26/05/2005Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey06/06/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer06/06/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil06/06/2005Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Linda Riordan08/06/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Mark Williams08/06/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington09/06/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable13/06/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton13/06/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Susan Kramer19/07/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter LawUnknownWithdrawn

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