2008 Conference amendment

One amendment to the propositions for the BBC Divisional Conference 2008 has been submitted.

The amendment to proposition 1 has been accepted onto the agenda by the Standing Orders Committee (SOC) for the BBC Divisional Conference scheduled for 9 May 2008 in Liverpool.


Proposition 1: Scottish Broadcasting

This BECTU BBC Divisional conference believes that:

  1. an increase in programme-making within Scotland is to be desired as part of the BBC's "Out of London" strategy, and as a means to expand the scheduling on network TV channels in line with Scotland's 9% proportion of the UK population;
  2. the opening of Pacific Quay should herald a boom in the Scottish television production base, and the union supports increases in staff numbers, contrary to the cuts currently being imposed by London management;
  3. the BBC's national integrity, and its ability successfully to argue for the Licence Fee funding system, depend on it remaining a national broadcaster for the whole UK, and the union opposes any devolution to any nation or region.

BBC Divisional Committee

Amendment 1

Delete bullet point a and insert:

  1. an increase in programme-making within the three nations is to be desired as part of the BBC's "Out of London" strategy, and as a means to expand the scheduling on network TV channels in line with those areas' proportion of the UK population;

Belfast General (NI) Branch

30 March 2008