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Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

The Petition of Mr. Martin Burke of Elizabeth Regina Love,

Declares that on 19 May 2009 the day before his first petition was presented Mr. Burke was waiting in the Central Lobby waiting to meet his Member of Parliament when he observed several senior members of the House of Commons being selected and organised by a BBC producer to communicate by television and radio to the public about the change of Speaker. Further declares that the following day just before Mr. Burke’s petition was presented members of the House of Commons voted on the funding of the BBC. The petitioner requests that control of access to the public by the BBC of members of the House of Commons be removed and that the House sets up its own independently employed and trained broadcasting unit.

The petitioner requests that the House of Commons bear in mind in its law making the above, and that were the question put the House consent to the request(s) in this Mr. Burke’s 10th petition first posted to the House on 29 December 2009.

And the Petitioner remains, etc.