Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Lords Want Power To BBC License Fee

A non-partisan group of peers (the House of Lords BBC Charter Review Committee) has sent a letter to Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, suggesting that Parliament should be able to change the annual fee charged the British taxpayer to support the BBC. Currently Parliament can vote to accept or reject the fee requested by the government but not change the fee the Government requests in the budget it presents. Read more here.

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