Memorandum submitted by Alderman Iris
Robinson MP MLA
Disqualification of Christian Broadcast Media
I write to you in relation to the draft Communication
Bill which has recently been published. In particular, I am concerned
at the failure of the draft Bill to properly recognise the legitimate
rights of Christian Broadcasters within the UK.
Surely in this day and age the opportunity for
Christians and other religious broadcasters to apply for any UK
broadcasting licences should be guaranteed within the new Bill
and should be free from oppressive regulations? Unfortunately,
even after years of explanation from concerned groups, the position
of Christians seeking licences is still grossly unfair and discriminatory.
I would respectfully request that you consider
this aspect of the Bill again and as such remove the religious
disqualifications from the Bill. I thank you for considering my
concerns and look forward to your response on this matter.