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International Fleet Review And The BBC

EDM number 445 in 2005-06, proposed by Nigel Evans on 28/06/2005.

That this House congratulates all those involved in the International Fleet Review to mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in the Solent on 28th June; notes the presence of 167 ships from 36 countries including the US, France, Spain, India, South Korea, Turkey and Japan; further notes the attendance of more than a quarter of a million spectators who crowded the shore to get a glimpse of this historic event, involving the fly-past of maritime aircraft including the Red Arrows display team, and also to witness the mock Napoleonic battle which took place later in the day; notes with some disappointment that the BBC gave only scant live coverage of this historic event with a hastily arranged half-hour programme which went out before the full inspection took place; further notes that terrestrial viewers were denied watching the entire incredible event live on the BBC, and that no mention was given of this half-hour programme in the Radio Times or newspaper TV schedules; calls on the BBC to undertake an urgent review of its broadcasting policy on major historical events such as the Fleet Review; and calls on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee when appointed to investigate the public service obligation of the BBC.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Nigel Evans28/06/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeProposed
Christopher Fraser28/06/2005South West NorfolkConservativeSeconded
David Amess28/06/2005Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle28/06/2005ChorleyLabourSeconded
Simon Burns28/06/2005West ChelmsfordConservativeSeconded
Robert Syms28/06/2005PooleConservativeSeconded
Laurence Robertson28/06/2005TewkesburyConservativeSigned
David Davies28/06/2005MonmouthConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson28/06/2005UpminsterConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton29/06/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
Andrew Pelling29/06/2005Croydon CentralConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton29/06/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis29/06/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley29/06/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock29/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore29/06/2005HendonLabourSigned
John Cummings29/06/2005EasingtonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell29/06/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Tim Loughton29/06/2005East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch29/06/2005HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink29/06/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds29/06/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
James Gray30/06/2005North WiltshireConservativeSigned
David Wilshire30/06/2005SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Janet Dean30/06/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss30/06/2005North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins30/06/2005TamworthLabourSigned
John Randall30/06/2005UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer04/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Julian Lewis05/07/2005New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Greg Pope06/07/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Peter Luff07/07/2005Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
David Borrow11/07/2005South RibbleLabourSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Iris Robinson19/07/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Albert Owen19/07/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Derek Conway20/07/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell10/10/2005RomfordConservativeSigned

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