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BBC Productions And English Regions

EDM number 2095 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 17/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Media.

That this House notes that the BBC Charter and Network Supply Review contained commitment to move a significant amount of BBC production out of the area bounded by the M25 to the nations and English regions; further notes that the drama series Doctors, produced in Birmingham, may be forced to relocate to Salford, and that Casualty, produced in Bristol, may be forced to relocate to Cardiff; welcomes the subsequent increase in facilities in Salford and in Cardiff but is concerned that commitment should not be at the expense of other regions; believes that such a move would cause a loss of jobs of the highly skilled technicians based in those regions, and decrease the work opportunities for locally-based actors terminating training opportunities for people in those regions wishing to pursue a career in television including writers, technicians, and actors; further believes that this would damage the local economy in supply and training that links and interacts with these regional production facilities; and therefore calls on the BBC management to guarantee that the core commitment of the BBC Charter to move production from within the M25 area is met by relocating production from within this geographical zone and not by relocating production currently produced within the English regions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John McDonnell17/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Neil Gerrard17/07/2008WalthamstowLabourSeconded
Alan Meale21/07/2008MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ian Gibson21/07/2008Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock21/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones21/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins21/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
David Taylor21/07/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
David Drew22/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Stephen Williams22/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis22/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Janet Dean22/07/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins22/07/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Clare Short06/10/2008Birmingham, LadywoodIndependent LabourSigned
Paul Keetch06/10/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Luff06/10/2008Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Richard Burden06/10/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff06/10/2008Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Robert Wareing06/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Lynda Waltho06/10/2008StourbridgeLabourSigned
Janet Anderson07/10/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Dai Davies07/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Hemming14/10/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer06/11/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
John SpellarUnknownWithdrawn

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