Friday, November 4

Opposing Cuts @ the BBC, persuade your MP to sign EDM 2373

Early day motion 2373: BBC West Midlands
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.


Richard Burden, Labour Party Birmingham Northfield
Roger Godsiff, Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green
Khalid Mahmood, Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr
Steve McCabe, Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak
Geoffrey Robinson, Labour Party Coventry North West
Gisela Stuart, Labour Party Birmingham Edgbaston
David Wright, Labour Party Telford

<>Date tabled: 03/11/2011

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