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EDM number 612 in 2017-19, proposed by John Grogan on 28/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Sports.

That this House wishes BT Sport well in the broadcast of the Ashes series, but regrets the fact that no free-to-air highlights have been offered to a broadcaster reaching 95 per cent of the population; hopes that BT Sport will not hoard highlights rights for its own website and app when it comes to other sports it has acquired exclusively from next season such as Champions League Football and European Rugby; welcomes the decision of the English Cricket Board to enter into a partnership with Sky and the BBC from 2020 which will see the return of live coverage of cricket to free-to-air television after a 15-year absence; commends the voluntary code of conduct for sports rights owners which affirms wherever possible, notwithstanding the need to raise revenue, all major sporting events under their control should receive free-to-air coverage in the UK for live, recorded or highlights content; and calls on the Government to consider adding events to those which must by law be offered to free-to-air television at a fair and reasonable price.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

John Grogan28/11/2017Proposed
Jo Stevens29/11/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon29/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards29/11/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens29/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day29/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Hugh Gaffney06/12/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
David Crausby19/12/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Cryer09/01/2018Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned

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