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Welsh Secretary responds to S4C funding announcement.

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Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones has greeted the safeguarding of funding for S4C as a significant signal of the UK Government’s continued staunch support for the Welsh language broadcaster.

Marking the announcement, Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones said:

Today’s announcement further reinforces this Government’s commitment to a strong and independent Welsh language TV service.

S4C has, undeniably, made an enormous contribution towards the creative industries in Wales, and crucially, to promoting the Welsh language. Indeed, it is the only Welsh language channel in the world.

The Chancellor has recognised the importance the people of Wales place upon S4C, and has secured its funding for 2015/16.

I am confident that the future is bright for S4C, and that it has the stability and certainty that it needs to continue to go from strength to strength.