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BBC PERSIAN

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 24.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.04.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 30.04.2012
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 24.04.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 26.04.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 24.04.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.04.2012
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 26.04.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 30.04.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 24.04.2012
Ottaway, Richard Conservative Party Croydon South 24.04.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 26.04.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 26.04.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 24.04.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 25.04.2012