Early day motion 2373

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That this House is concerned at the BBC's plans to transfer much of its work away from Birmingham; believes that this will have a damaging effect on the life and economy of the West Midlands; notes the impact of the loss of over 150 skilled positions, mainly in production, post-production and other skilled work, affecting the entire Midlands digital media industry and the area's freelancers; further notes that the BBC's current plans will mean there will be virtually no network television made in the West Midlands and productions such as Countryfile, Coast, Hairy Bikers and Points of View will no longer be produced in Birmingham; further believes that this damage will become irreversible as the region will no longer be able to attract the media companies and skilled workers that form the basis of this viable economy; further believesthat investment in media production across the region's universities and colleges will prove to be redundant; and calls on the BBC to reconsider its proposals and maintain television and radio production in Birmingham.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 03.11.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 15.12.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 07.11.2011
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 05.12.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 10.11.2011
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 03.11.2011
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 05.12.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 05.12.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.11.2011
Jones, Marcus Conservative Party Nuneaton 08.12.2011
Mahmood, Khalid Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr 03.11.2011
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 03.11.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 07.11.2011
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 03.11.2011
Shepherd, Richard Conservative Party Aldridge-Brownhills 24.11.2011
Stuart, Gisela Labour Party Birmingham Edgbaston 03.11.2011
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 08.11.2011
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 20.12.2011
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 03.11.2011