BBC

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 21st July 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health) 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Alongside free television licences for the over-75s, which I will keep campaigning on, may I raise how, during lockdown, a number of elderly and vulnerable members of the East Kilbride West church have been tuning in to the BBC’s “Reflections at the Quay”—enabling them to join the service on a Sunday morning, when they would normally have been attending church—which, appallingly, has now been taken off air, leaving them absolutely devastated? Many are still shielding, lonely and now more isolated than ever, and my constituents want this important programme back. I urge the Minister to have a discussion with the BBC about the importance of religious broadcasting in supporting the most vulnerable at this time.