Thursday 18 July 2019 / 10:06 AM Sport / Tom Watson

Women’s sport and the Paralympics added to listed events – Tom Watson responds

Tom Watson MP, Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to the addition of women’s sport and the Paralympics to the listed events regime, said:

“Once again Labour has led the way on this and the government has followed. They’ve heeded our call for women’s sports and the Paralympics to be added to the list of crown jewel sporting events to be broadcast free to air.

“These events attract TV audiences in their millions and showcase the very best of British sporting talent. They should be awarded the status, protection, and recognition they deserve.

“Next, it’s time for a full review of the events listed and for Government to put an end to cutting grassroots sports facilities.”