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FUTURE OF GAELIC BROADCASTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 695: tabled on 01 April 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House applauds the success of Comataidh Telebhisein Gaidhlig, the Gaelic Television Committee, in funding the production of a wide range of high quality Gaelic television programming through its application of the Gaelic Television Fund since its creation in 1992; notes that opinion polls show that more than two million Scots watch Gaelic programmes each year; acknowledges the value of this Government initiative which has benefited the economy by creating the equivalent of 300 full-time jobs and given a significant boost to the renewal of Gaelic language and culture; notes that the Gaelic television service faces growing difficulties in sustaining its success in a changing broadcasting environment due to the Committee's lack of control over the scheduling of programmes and its reduced funding; and, therefore, asks the Government to give further consideration to the basis of the future funding of the Committee to examine ways of giving the Committee greater ability to influence the scheduling of programmes and to consider creating a specific Gaelic broadcasting organisation with powers similar to those of S4C in Wales.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Houghton and Washington
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1996
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1996
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 1996
Montgomery
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Edinburgh, Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1996
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1996
Falkirk East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 1996
Perth and Kinross
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 April 1996
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Linlithgow
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 1996
Moray
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1996
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 1996
Ayr
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1996
Glasgow, Hillhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1996
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1996
North Devon
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 May 1996
Foyle
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1996
East Kilbride
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1996
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 April 1996
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1996
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 1996
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 1996
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 April 1996
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Thurrock
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 1996
Caithness and Sutherland
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1996
Glasgow, Shettleston
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Glasgow, Cathcart
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Dumbarton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1996
Argyll and Bute
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Clackmannan
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1996
Conwy
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 1996
Banff and Buchan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 1996
South Belfast
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1996
Dunfermline West
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1996
Eastwood
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1996
Leominster
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 1996
Orkney and Shetland
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1996
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 1996
Angus East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 April 1996
Caernarfon
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1996
Cunninghame North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.