Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

MPs call on Beeb to play anthem

Jim Shannon

It has been 16 years since the national anthem has been played at the end of the day's programming on BBC1, its demise a result of the arrival of 24-hour broadcasting. Now Jim Shannon (left) has backed a Commons motion calling for it to be revived. The motion "regrets the decision to play God Save The Queen on BBC1 for the last time on 3 October, 1997, and believes that this proud tradition should be reinstated".

 

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