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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1644: tabled on 09 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 10th year anniversary of Gaelic programme BBC Alba; thanks the work of Gaelic media services, rebranded as MG Alba, and BBC Scotland who jointly operate the channel through partial funding from the Scottish and UK Governments; acknowledges that over £160 million worth of funding has made the service possible and has widened the reach of the Gaelic language; further acknowledges that this reach will increase further through the recent partnership agreement with TG 4 ROI, S4C Wales and the Northern Ireland Screen Irish Language Broadcast Fund; welcomes news that a new, ambitious package of programming will see the Gaelic station produce a seven-day news service for the first time with current affairs programme An Lá now being broadcast at weekends; further welcomes that this package of programming will also see BBC Alba screen all of Scotland's 2019 Women's World Cup matches live after Shelley Kerr's side reached its first-ever finals; and recognises the vast contribution that BBC Alba makes to promoting the Gaelic language through quality programming.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.