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Channel 4

Part of Backbench Business – in Westminster Hall at 11:14 am on 19th July 2016.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 11:14 am, 19th July 2016

I congratulate the Minister on his new appointment. In his first week in the job, may I suggest that this is an opportunity to preserve the innovative legacy of Mrs Thatcher when she created Channel 4 in the 1980s, and to make a name for himself by creating certainty for what is, as he and other hon. Members have commended it for, the most successful, diverse, creative, youth-engaged and innovative British-backed broadcaster, by saying once and for all that Channel 4’s future in its current form is safe in his hands?