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Welsh National Football Team, Sky Sports And Welsh Language Commentary

EDM number 307 in 2014-15, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 02/09/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting, Cultural heritage and Sports.

That this House notes that the rights to broadcast Welsh international football matches have been bought by Sky television since 2004; further notes that Welsh language broadcaster S4C has no rights to broadcast Welsh international football matches; expresses its concern at the decision of Sky Sports to cease its Welsh language service for Welsh international football matches; further notes that Welsh language speakers will no longer be able to watch the Welsh national football team in their own language should they choose to do so; commends the strong bilingual policy of the Football Association of Wales; calls on UEFA, who negotiated broadcast rights on behalf of European football associations for the forthcoming European championships, to ensure that Welsh language speakers can watch Welsh language live broadcasts of their national team during the forthcoming European qualifiers; and wishes the exciting young Welsh national football team well in their forthcoming fixtures.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Jonathan Edwards02/09/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Elfyn Llwyd02/09/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams03/09/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Caton03/09/2014GowerLabourSeconded
Mark Williams08/09/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Flynn12/09/2014Newport WestLabourSeconded
Yasmin Qureshi13/10/2014Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Chris Ruane13/10/2014Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Albert Owen13/10/2014Ynys MLabourSigned
David Davies14/10/2014MonmouthConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff15/10/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz16/10/2014Walsall SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell22/10/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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