S4C Cuts Impact on Education

Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion, has continued to raise concerns over cuts to S4C during a debate in the House of Commons late on Tuesday 5th January.

During the debate, Mark specifically raised the impact that cuts would have on culture and for education in Wales, noting the broader remit of S4C in supporting the Welsh language among children and young people.

Mark said: “There is real concern that cuts could have a severe impact on education by decreasing the amount of Welsh-language programming for children and young people.

“S4C is potentially facing much bigger cuts than those endured by the BBC which flies in the face of commitments made by the Conservatives at the General Election. S4C’s unique role has to be recognised in a much more wholesome way than the number crunchers at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Treasury are allowing for.

“S4C has commissioned world acclaimed work from independent production companies and this must not be jeopardised by short-sighted Whitehall decision making.”


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