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BBC Asian Network

EDM number 1024 in 2009-10, proposed by Keith Vaz on 04/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Broadcasting and Ethnic groups.

That this House notes with great concern the BBC's plan to close the digital radio station BBC Asian Network; supports the station's unique position at the heart of the Asian community since it began in the Midlands in 1988; congratulates the station on its role as a media space for British, Asian content and culture and as a bridge between Asian youth and the mainstream BBC; further notes that the BBC has a responsibility to give a platform to minority interests and to reach wider audiences; and calls on the Government to support and encourage the national role of the BBC Asian Network as a platform for British Asian culture to further develop and grow.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Keith Vaz04/03/2010Leicester EastLabourProposed
Andrew Dismore05/03/2010HendonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
David Drew05/03/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins08/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Pound08/03/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
David Lepper08/03/2010Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Alan Meale08/03/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/03/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff09/03/2010Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/03/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton09/03/2010GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/03/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Hemming11/03/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark11/03/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Richard Burden12/03/2010Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter12/03/2010Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton15/03/2010Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Bill Etherington17/03/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard18/03/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling07/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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