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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1296: tabled on 21 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is seriously disappointed and concerned at plans by Scotland's leading commercial broadcaster to shed 59 jobs across the STV and STV2 channels, with the latter closing altogether; notes that the plans involve ending the flagship STV News Tonight Scottish and international news programme, which will lead to a massive reduction in the breadth and depth of news coverage that viewers in Scotland currently enjoy; believes that the news comes as a devastating blow to the staff who work tirelessly to provide some of the best news and current affairs programmes in Scotland; supports the efforts of the National Union of Journalists to work with STV management to try to reduce the number of redundancies required; and calls for every effort to be made to avoid compulsory redundancies.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.