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BBC Persian

EDM number 3000 in 2010-12, proposed by Louise Ellman on 24/04/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Middle East.

That this House commends the important work BBC Persian does in providing high quality and impartial Persian language news; notes that staff and families of BBC Persian have experienced problems with visa applications and expired passports since the closure of the UK Embassy in Tehran; is concerned about the harassment and intimidation of BBC Persian staff and their families by the Iranian authorities; condemns the jamming of BBC Persian television by the Iranian authorities; and calls on the Government to do all it can to speed up the visa application process for families of BBC Persian staff and to enable UK staff to acquire valid documentation to travel, and to press the Iranian authorities to cease their harassment of staff members and their families immediately.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Louise Ellman24/04/2012Liverpool, RiversideLabourProposed
Bob Russell24/04/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell24/04/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Richard Ottaway24/04/2012Croydon SouthConservativeSeconded
Mike Gapes24/04/2012Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley24/04/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton25/04/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jim Shannon25/04/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
John Pugh26/04/2012SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/04/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Julian Lewis26/04/2012New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn26/04/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy26/04/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd30/04/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/04/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned

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