Early day motion 315

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SILVER STREET AND BBC RADIO DRAMA

That this House is concerned at the proposed cut back in radio drama proposed for the West Midlands by the termination of the Asian radio network production Silver Street in March 2010; notes that the proposed replacement radio drama output will be a cut of 80 per cent. of the BBC's Asian network production in the West Midlands since 2004 and reduce the viability of the Birmingham Mailbox radio drama production site, as well as diminish opportunities for writers, technical staff and for lead roles for ethnic minority actors in the Midlands; believes that this action contravenes the commitments given by the BBC to the House, to take production outside the M25 at Charter Renewal, and to spread production to all the English regions and the nations; and calls on the BBC to rethink this proposal.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 12.01.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.12.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 01.12.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 02.12.2009
Kirkbride, Julie Conservative Party Bromsgrove 15.12.2009
Stuart, Gisela Labour Party Birmingham Edgbaston 10.12.2009
Watson, Tom Labour Party West Bromwich East 21.01.2010