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CHANNEL 4 RELOCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 853: tabled on 23 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the news that Channel 4 may relocate outside of London; acknowledges that this could provide a £88 million a year boost in spending on shows made outside of London and could create economic benefits of £580 million and 7,490 jobs across the country for the city that is chosen; acknowledges whilst that there are many suitable cities in the West Midlands, Coventry was chosen to be the City of Culture in 2021; notes that this provides a unique opportunity for Channel 4; and recommends that Channel 4 finds a welcome home there by relocating to Coventry which would strengthen the broadcasting industry in the West Midlands and means that Channel 4 would be able to benefit from the strong cultural hub already in Coventry.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.