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EDM number 1979 in 2007-08, proposed by George Galloway on 08/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Broadcasting and Media.

That this House is opposed to the outsourcing of BBC World Service jobs from the UK; is gravely concerned at the arrangement the BBC has entered into with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), detailed in a letter from the Corporation's South Asian Business Development Manager to PEMRA on 12th May 2007, which gives the Pakistan authority, an agency of a foreign state, prior clearance for all contents and programmes transmitted on behalf of the World Service by local Pakistani stations; notes that a commitment to editorial independence is enshrined in the BBC's Charter; believes that the arrangement with PEMRA jeopardises that independence; and calls on the Government to withhold its approval for this and similar arrangements.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

George Galloway08/07/2008Bethnal Green and BowRespectProposed
Paul Holmes08/07/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mohammad Sarwar08/07/2008Glasgow CentralLabourSeconded
Dai Davies08/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSeconded
Ann Cryer08/07/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
Bob Russell08/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Drew10/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell14/07/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark14/07/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Betty Williams14/07/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing14/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Harry Cohen14/07/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Leech16/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Doug Henderson06/10/2008Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer06/10/2008Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Lembit 20/11/2008MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne JonesUnknownWithdrawn

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