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TELEVISION COVERAGE OF THE 2002 AND 2006 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP FINALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 358A1: tabled on 01 March 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr John Grogan on 15 February 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'companies', insert 'notes that the Listed Events Report produced by Lord Gordon of Strathblane in March 1998 recommends that only the final, semi-finals and matches involving the home nations possess sufficient national resonance to justify full protection of live coverage'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the provisions of the Broadcasting Act 1996, as amended, which protects as a listed event the entire Football World Cup Finals; believes that this great event of huge national and international importance should continue to be available to all on terrestrial television; views with alarm the attempts of the rights holders to the 2002 and 2006 tournaments, the German media company Kirch, to circumvent the 1996 Act and auction the bulk of the broadcasting rights to subscription TV companies; and urges the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Independent Television Commission to do all in their power to ensure that every game in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup Finals is available free to the whole population.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.