Mobile phone blocking allowed in some circumstances

Revise or repeal Sections 1 and 13 of the 1949 Telegraphy Act to allow the blocking of mobile phone signals under certain circumstances, such as prisons, schools and colleges.Mobile phone signal blocking is available technology, and would be useful in a variety of settings. Applications for use of such technology could be submitted, with reasons for which it is justified, and chance for any reasonable objections to be made before the application is accepted. Signage could be displayed  to inform visitors/inmates/etc that they are in an area where mobile phones are banned and/or will not work.

Why is this idea important?

Revise or repeal Sections 1 and 13 of the 1949 Telegraphy Act to allow the blocking of mobile phone signals under certain circumstances, such as prisons, schools and colleges.Mobile phone signal blocking is available technology, and would be useful in a variety of settings. Applications for use of such technology could be submitted, with reasons for which it is justified, and chance for any reasonable objections to be made before the application is accepted. Signage could be displayed  to inform visitors/inmates/etc that they are in an area where mobile phones are banned and/or will not work.

Scrap the compulsory BBC tax (licence fee)

At a time when essential public services are being taxed, there can surely be no justification for continuation of compulsory public funding for an organisation that has equivalents, that would be more than adequate if the BBC was to be scrapped in its present form. If people had the choice whether to  use the BBC or not, I'm sure that many of us wouldn't think that the BBC represented value for money as individual consumers. If people want to use the BBC, how about a "pay as you go" system?

Why is this idea important?

At a time when essential public services are being taxed, there can surely be no justification for continuation of compulsory public funding for an organisation that has equivalents, that would be more than adequate if the BBC was to be scrapped in its present form. If people had the choice whether to  use the BBC or not, I'm sure that many of us wouldn't think that the BBC represented value for money as individual consumers. If people want to use the BBC, how about a "pay as you go" system?