Early day motion 509

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  • Session: 2003-04
  • Date tabled: 29.01.2004
  • Primary sponsor: Purnell, James
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    That this House calls on Mr Rod Liddle to apologise to Lord Hutton for impugning his reputation on Sky television since if the report had criticised the Government, no doubt Mr Liddle would have accepted its conclusions; notes that, the report having entirely vindicated the Government, Mr Liddle described the report as 'surreal' and that he further said that judicial enquiries always end up backing the Government; believes that this is a slur on Lord Hutton's reputation, integrity and record; calls on Mr Liddle to withdraw those comments, admit the report was independent and have the good grace to recognise its findings were based on the evidence; hopes that this report will mark a watershed in relations between politicians and the media, moving to a debate based on respect for each other's opinions and adherence to the facts; and further hopes that the rest of the media will not follow the example of Mr Liddle, who hired Mr Andrew Gilligan and was largely responsible for creating the culture of the Today Programme which was so strongly criticised by Lord Hutton.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 29.01.2004
Bailey, Adrian Labour Party West Bromwich West 29.01.2004
Bradley, Keith Labour Party Manchester Withington 29.01.2004
Bryant, Chris Labour Party Rhondda 29.01.2004
Burnham, Andy Labour Party Leigh 29.01.2004
David, Wayne Labour Party Caerphilly 29.01.2004
Dawson, Hilton Labour Party Lancaster and Wyre 05.02.2004
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 30.01.2004
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West 29.01.2004
Fitzsimons, Lorna Labour Party Rochdale 29.01.2004
Foulkes, George Labour Party Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley 29.01.2004
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 29.01.2004
Hendrick, Mark Labour Party Preston 29.01.2004
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 29.01.2004
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 05.02.2004
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 29.01.2004
King, Andy Labour Party Rugby and Kenilworth 29.01.2004
Knight, Jim Labour Party South Dorset 29.01.2004
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 04.02.2004
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 29.01.2004
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 29.01.2004
Marshall, David Labour Party Glasgow Shettleston 29.01.2004
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 29.01.2004
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 29.01.2004
Olner, Bill Labour Party Nuneaton 29.01.2004
O'Neill, Martin Labour Party Ochil 29.01.2004
Pickthall, Colin Labour Party West Lancashire 29.01.2004
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 05.02.2004
Purnell, James Labour Party Stalybridge and Hyde 29.01.2004
Reed, Andy Labour Party Loughborough 05.02.2004
Salter, Martin Labour Party Reading West 09.02.2004
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party West Renfrewshire 29.01.2004
Stewart, Ian Labour Party Eccles 29.01.2004
Tynan, Bill Labour Party Hamilton South 29.01.2004
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 29.01.2004
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 29.01.2004
White, Brian Labour Party North East Milton Keynes 29.01.2004
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 29.01.2004