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Importance Of A Free Press

EDM number 504A1 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Stephens on 14/11/2017.

leave out 'welcomes' to end, insert, 'further notes that in July 2017 Johnston Press threatened to close 24 local newspapers across Scotland; notes at the same time there were around 12 vacancies in the three Scotsman titles creating a lot of stress and demands on journalists to work extra hours; notes that following the National Union of Journalists intervention and negotiation there were no closures; and one company stated filling vacancies; and notes current dissatisfaction within the Johnston Press Board, and real concerns in the direction of the company, affecting the quality of the titles.'.

This is a ammendment to 504.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Chris Stephens14/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartyProposed
Ian Blackford14/11/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady14/11/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Joanna Cherry14/11/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Gavin Newlands14/11/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Stuart McDonald14/11/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss14/11/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald14/11/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
David Linden14/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan14/11/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman15/11/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara16/11/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Clive Lewis04/12/2017Norwich SouthLabourSigned
Alan Brown04/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil04/12/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman04/12/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned

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