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EDM number 2373 in 2010-12, proposed by Steve McCabe on 03/11/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Broadcasting.

That this House is concerned at the BBC's plans to transfer much of its work away from Birmingham; believes that this will have a damaging effect on the life and economy of the West Midlands; notes the impact of the loss of over 150 skilled positions, mainly in production, post-production and other skilled work, affecting the entire Midlands digital media industry and the area's freelancers; further notes that the BBC's current plans will mean there will be virtually no network television made in the West Midlands and productions such as Countryfile, Coast, Hairy Bikers and Points of View will no longer be produced in Birmingham; further believes that this damage will become irreversible as the region will no longer be able to attract the media companies and skilled workers that form the basis of this viable economy; further believesthat investment in media production across the region's universities and colleges will prove to be redundant; and calls on the BBC to reconsider its proposals and maintain television and radio production in Birmingham.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Stephen McCabe03/11/2011Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Gisela Stuart03/11/2011Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSeconded
Richard Burden03/11/2011Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSeconded
Roger Godsiff03/11/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSeconded
Khalid Mahmood03/11/2011Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSeconded
Geoffrey Robinson03/11/2011Coventry North WestLabourSeconded
David Wright03/11/2011TelfordLabourSigned
Alan Meale07/11/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham07/11/2011Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz08/11/2011Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/11/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins23/11/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Richard Shepherd24/11/2011Aldridge-BrownhillsConservativeSigned
Dai Havard05/12/2011Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Frank Doran05/12/2011Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming05/12/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Marcus Jones08/12/2011NuneatonConservativeSigned
Katy Clark15/12/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Joan Walley20/12/2011Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned

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