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Closure Of Rté London Bureau

EDM number 2993 in 2010-12, proposed by Paul Murphy on 23/04/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Cultural heritage.

That this House notes with concern the proposal of the Irish public service broadcaster, RT (Radio Telefs ireann), to close its London bureau and cease operations from September 2012; pays tribute to the illustrious record of service provided by the bureau and its staff in keeping Irish viewers informed about British economic, political and cultural life, contributing to the peaceful resolution of conflict and promoting increasingly close relations between Britain and Ireland and the people of our respective islands; while recognising the drastic fall of broadcasting revenue at a time of economic crisis; furthernotes the concerns of the Irish community in Britain for the long-term consequences of RT bureau closure; believes that on-the-spot access for Irish-based media and engagement in public life in this jurisdiction is vital to fulfil the vision of future British-Irish relations as set out by the Prime Minister and Irish Taoiseach in their historic statement of 12 March 2012; and urges the Government to support the case for retention of the Bureau and assist in the search for alternatives to closure.

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

Paul Murphy23/04/2012TorfaenLabourProposed
Jim Shannon23/04/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
Simon Hughes23/04/2012Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell23/04/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Mark Durkan23/04/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley23/04/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Frank Dobson24/04/2012Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Mark Reckless24/04/2012Rochester and StroodConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon24/04/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Andrew George24/04/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/04/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie24/04/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dai Havard25/04/2012Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Ian Lavery25/04/2012WansbeckLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma25/04/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John Leech25/04/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes25/04/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd25/04/2012Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/04/2012GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/04/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Naomi Long25/04/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Tony Lloyd25/04/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Paul Flynn26/04/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz26/04/2012Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/04/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned

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