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EDM number 103 in 2017-19, proposed by Ben Lake on 29/06/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Broadcasting.

That this House regrets the actions of BBC Wales in cancelling its flagship political programme the Wales Report; further regrets that the number of programmes made for Wales in both Welsh and English has been reducing in recent years; highlights the crucial role that the media provides in holding the Government to account; believes that without such media Welsh democracy will not flourish and that politics can only be strengthened by independent scrutiny; notes the BBC's commitment for a new Scottish current affairs programme; further notes the lack of investment in Welsh television programmes to represent the way of life, culture and democracy across Wales; and calls on the Government to devolve broadcasting in Wales.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Ben Lake29/06/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruProposed
Jonathan Edwards29/06/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams29/06/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts29/06/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day03/07/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens03/07/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Douglas Chapman03/07/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon03/07/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
David Linden04/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon04/07/2017North DownIndependentSigned

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