Friday, April 1

Early day motion 1692: BBC Radio Solent
That this House believes BBC Radio Solent is a much loved and valuable institution throughout the South of England; celebrates its unique role in providing news and information across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isleof Wight; is deeply concerned that the BBC is considering reducing local radio output; further believes that such a move would undermine local radio stations as a whole and if it were to happen would be a huge disservice to communities in the South of England and to the millions of visitors to the region who rely on the service; and calls on the BBC to maintain the current level of output from Radio Solent.
Primary sponsor: Mike Hancock, Date tabled: 31.03.2011

Early day motion 1694: TUC March for the alternative
That this House congratulates Brendan Barber and the TUC for their role in organising the momentous March for the Alternative on Saturday 26 March attended by 500,000 people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races from all over the UK; believes this march will go down in the history of the trade union movement as the day the people said no to the unnecessary ideological spending cuts; recognises that these spending cuts will hit the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest and will destroy the crucial services that communities depend on; and calls on the Government to start listening to the people of Britain and to recognise that there is an alternative.
Primary sponsor: Ian Lavery, Date tabled: 31.03.2011

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