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Bbc, Sky And The Disasters Emergency Committee

EDM number 574 in 2008-09, proposed by Andrew Gwynne on 26/01/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Middle East.

That this House believes that the BBC and Sky should broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) humanitarian aid appeal for Gaza aid relief and reconstruction; further believes that civilians in the Gaza Strip are in desperate need of food, medicine, water and blankets; notes that the DEC is an umbrella organisation for 13 aid agencies, including the British Red Cross, who are certain they can carry out their aid operation both with impartiality and the access they need; understands that the Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez crossings from Israel into Gaza are all now open and over 26,000 tons of aid and 1.9 million litres of fuel have entered since the ceasefire began; acknowledges the measures aid agencies are taking to avoid channelling funds or aid to Hamas using well-established, local non-governmental partners; recognises that Israel accepts the difficult humanitarian situation in Gaza and in doing so has appointed Welfare Minister, Isaac Herzog, to co-ordinate humanitarian aid to Gaza; commends the UK Government for its contribution of £27 million aid to Gaza; welcomes the decision by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to air the DEC appeal; urges the BBC and Sky to raise any specific concerns they have about donations so they can be dealt with properly; and calls on Sky and the BBC to reverse their decision and broadcast the campaign, publicising the details of the DEC appeal and the means whereby members of the public may donate to it.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Andrew Gwynne26/01/2009Denton and ReddishLabourProposed
Louise Ellman26/01/2009Liverpool, RiversideLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore26/01/2009HendonLabourSeconded
Alun Michael26/01/2009Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSeconded
Eric Joyce26/01/2009FalkirkLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley26/01/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ann Cryer26/01/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
David Cairns26/01/2009InverclydeLabourSigned
Lee Scott27/01/2009Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Angus MacNeil27/01/2009Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Gordon Banks27/01/2009Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSigned
David Taylor27/01/2009North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
David Blunkett27/01/2009Sheffield, BrightsideLabourSigned
Mark Durkan27/01/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Cummings27/01/2009EasingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones27/01/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Simpson27/01/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Dai Davies28/01/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Leech28/01/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton28/01/2009GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell28/01/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mark Oaten28/01/2009WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Miller28/01/2009Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Stephen Pound28/01/2009Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer29/01/2009Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley29/01/2009City of YorkLabourSigned
David Drew29/01/2009StroudLabourSigned
David Crausby29/01/2009Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Andrew Love29/01/2009EdmontonLabourSigned
Tom Harris02/02/2009Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell02/02/2009Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson02/02/2009East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker03/02/2009LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor03/02/2009Bury NorthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt03/02/2009CrawleyLabourSigned
Betty Williams04/02/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis04/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn04/02/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington04/02/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian McCartney04/02/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
David Anderson05/02/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/02/2009BurtonLabourSigned
John Austin09/02/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton23/02/2009Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff23/02/2009Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Eric Illsley23/02/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/02/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Joan Ryan25/02/2009Enfield NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed05/03/2009LoughboroughLabourSigned
Julie Morgan12/03/2009Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan29/04/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
John BercowUnknownWithdrawn

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