B995 – Media Company Privatisation Bill 2016

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B995 – Media Company Privatisation Bill 2016, TSR UK Independence Party
Media Company Privatisation Bill 2016

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BILL
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Privatise the BBC and Channel 4
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Channel Four Television Corporation

(1) Channel Four Television Company will be valued by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport to find a share price.
(2) Once a valuation has taken place the department shall allow individuals to purchase share in the Channel Four Television Company.
(3) A 30% stake in Channel Four Television Company shall be transferred to United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd.

2 British Broadcasting Corporation

(1) The British Broadcasting Corporation will be valued by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport to find a share price.
(2) Once a valuation has taken place the department shall allow individuals to purchase share in the British Broadcasting Corporation.
(3) A 30% stake in the British Broadcasting Corporation shall be transferred to United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd.

3 Repeals

(1) Part 3 Chapter 1 of the Communications Act 2003 is hereby repealed.
(2) Part 4 of the Communications Act 2003 is hereby repealed.
(3) Part 3 Chapter 4 Section 338 of the Communications Act 2003 is hereby repealed.
(4) Chapter 4 sections 295-297 titled Special Obligations for Channel Four of the Communications Act 2003 is hereby repealed.
(5) The Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004 is hereby repealed.
(6) The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 is hereby repealed.

4 BBC Trust

The BBC trust will be disbanded immediately at the passing of this Act.

5 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.
(2) This Act comes into force on the 1st April 2017
(3) This Act may be cited as the Media Privatisation Act 2016

Notes

This is a simple bill to privatise Channel 4, and the BBC while removing from British law all provisions for a licence fee to be collected from individuals.
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Was this submitted earlier this term or right at the end of last? was recent, but Aye.
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Undecided as of yet, at least it's not as bad as the other Bill posted tonight!
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The BBC in particular have proven themselves to struggle with neutrality, are out of touch and are annoyingly obsessed with political correctness.

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No... This was only recently defeated
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No... This was only recently defeated
I do not think the bill was sent to the Division Lobby because there were issues with the process of valuing the organisations.
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I'm feeling déjà vu :eek:

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Doing my own research into this topic, I find that there is a strong case for privatising the BBC.

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Needless to say this is a nay from me
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Leaning towards a Nay but could be tempted
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Leaning towards a Nay but could be tempted
What is the argument for keeping the status quo other than being sentimental, I suppose it's like the NHS in that regard.

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What is the argument for keeping the status quo other than being sentimental, I suppose it's like the NHS in that regard.

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Well, I have no particular issues with the BBC or Channel 4. I like them as they are tbh
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Well, I have no particular issues with the BBC or Channel 4. I like them as they are tbh
So yes.

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I'd happily privatise Channel 4, but not the BBC.
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The BBC is a beloved institution in this country. I'd have thought that the Union Jack waving Kippers would be very keen on keeping it.


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I would have backed this up until the great work Channel 4 has done over the Tory expenses issue.

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Also, instead of privatising the BBC, couldn't you just add ad breaks?

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