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ITV DIGITAL AND THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1640: tabled on 16 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 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 believes that Carlton Communications plc and Granada plc, as owners of ITV Digital, have both a moral and contractual obligation to The Football League to honour the agreement to pay the sum which the League's 72 clubs had been promised; deplores the attitude of Carlton and Granada in reneging on the agreement; is concerned that the failure of Carlton and Granada to recognise their responsibilities is damaging the viability and future of the 72 League clubs; questions whether the behaviour of Carlton plc and Granada plc makes them fit to be trusted by other companies and financial institutions; requests that their failure to honour their obligations to The Football League be taken into account in any future granting of television franchises; urges the Government to take the opportunity to the proposed Communications Bill to require Carlton plc and Granada plc to pay the full sum which is due to The Football League; and congratulates The Football League, the 72 clubs and their supporters on their campaign to draw attention to the failings of Carlton and Granada as owners of ITV Digital.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.