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Christian Matheson

Labour - City of Chester

Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

(since April 2020)

Select Committee Meeting
Monday 1st March 2021
09:30
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission - Oral evidence
1 Mar 2021, 9:30 a.m.
(at 9:45 am) John Pullinger CB
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Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
09:30
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Question No. 39
What assessment he has made of the success of the coronavirus zoos fund
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Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
10:00
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Topical Question No. 14
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Department Event
Thursday 4th March 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Legislation - Main Chamber
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill – consideration of Commons amendments
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Department Event
Thursday 18th March 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
18 Mar 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (including topical questions)
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Speeches
Thursday 25th February 2021
Rough Sleeping

I welcome these figures as they stand, although I worry that they have been precipitated only by the pandemic crisis …

Written Answers
Wednesday 10th February 2021
BBC: Public Appointments
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many candidates (a) applied for and (b) …
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 25th October 2017
MISSING STUDENTS FROM AYOTZINAPA, MEXICO
That this House expresses its disappointment that the 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, Mexico, who disappeared on 26 September …
Bills
Football Regulation Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Robin Wendt
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
EDM signed
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
That this House notes that on 27 January 2021 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day marking the anniversary of …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Automatic Electoral Registration Bill 2019-21
A Bill to impose certain duties upon Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the accuracy, completeness and utility of electoral registers; …

Debate information

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Significant City of Chester Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
105,421
Petition Closed

Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

The impartiality of the BBC is in question and needs addressing so as to protect its charter

171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.

205,359
Petition Closed

Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

Gov Responded - 13 Sep 2018 Debated on - 28 Jan 2019 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
3 Feb 2019
closed 2 years ago

Hi I'm Natasha, I am making this petition because I want to make a difference to all woman living in the UK.

I am 30 years old and I have metastatic cervical cancer. I believe that the age of screening should be lowered to age 18 to enable all woman to detect cell changes and prevent cancer.

170,981
Petition Closed

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

Gov Responded - 15 May 2018 Debated on - 18 Jun 2018 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
17 Jul 2018
closed 2 years, 7 months ago

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Christian Matheson's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

The TV Licence is no longer fit for purpose and should be abolished. It is unfair that one should hold one to watch Freeview channels or indeed subscription TV. The BBC should look at alternative methods of funding particularly as it is commonly felt there is a high level of bias.


Most recent EDMs signed by Christian Matheson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
30 Dec 2020
Christian Matheson signed this EDM on Wednesday 27th January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2021 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered; commemorates the six million victims of the Holocaust; further notes that the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 …
96 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 32
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
14 Jan 2021
Christian Matheson signed this EDM on Monday 18th January 2021

Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 117
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All Christian Matheson's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Christian Matheson

Date Forum Title
18 Mar 2019 Commons Chamber Interserve

Christian Matheson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Christian Matheson


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to establish an independent regulator of football clubs; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
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