Media Ownership (Regulation)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:59 am on 14th September 2011.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South 10:59 am, 14th September 2011

Does my hon. Friend agree that a plurality issue in Wales concerns the fourth channel, S4C, which is Britain’s only Welsh-language television channel? Many people fear that the proposed Government changes to the channel will jeopardise its independence. That is important, not just because of Welsh-language broadcasting but because of the plurality of media ownership. Many of us fear that the channel will be subsumed into the BBC, and that monolithic way of broadcasting cannot be good for any of us.