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Title: RNLI Petition
Post by: wbeedie on October 31, 2008, 12:22:34 PM
If anyone is interested in signing this petition the RNLI would be very grateful.

The link is at the end of the message.

For info/action. Please forward to anyone you think might help by signing the petition.

The background:

RADIOS BILL MAY SCUPPER RNLI

LIFEBOAT crews fear being scuppered by crippling new charges for using their radios from Ofcom, the communications regulator. The RNLI could see the price of using its VHF emergency frequencies rise to 250,000 under plans to charge the full commercial rate.

The charity, which saves hundreds of lives every year currently pays an annual 48,000 at a discounted rate of 50 per cent. It relies on donations and fears the move will have a disastrous impact on fundraising. Peter Bradley, RNLI operations staff officer, said: 'It's a lot of money when you think in terms of lifeboat days and little old ladies collecting pound coins.'

'We could buy several inshore lifeboats for the same amount.'

'The Government rely on us to provide this search-and-rescue service, at a cost of 124 million a year, but they want to charge us for doing it!'

Ofcom has set out plans to bring 'market forces' into maritime and civil aviation communications in a policy it calls Administered Incentive Pricing.

250,000 represents an awful lot of charity collections, even more so in the current economic climate so, if like me you feel strongly enough about this, please sign the petition below.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/RNLI-RF-licences/
Petition to: Protect the RNLI from paying licence fees for using Maritime radio frequencies. | Number10.gov.uk
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Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: MCAT on October 31, 2008, 01:07:03 PM
DONE

 Do they not have any common sense at all a small amount for them a Massive amount for the RNLI

It should be free to them .




Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Garabaldy on October 31, 2008, 01:19:12 PM
Im actually quite surprised they have to pay anything atall.  Its terrible they are making it even more difficult for such a vital charity to run.
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 31, 2008, 01:28:06 PM
Done. Government in touch with the people?  I don't think so. >:-o
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Shipmate60 on October 31, 2008, 01:31:29 PM
Done

Bob
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: bogstandard on October 31, 2008, 01:35:46 PM
Braindeaders of the world unite become an MP.

Done

Bogs
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 31, 2008, 01:46:52 PM
Worth reading this though which suggests that the threat is maybe not so great.

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/news_releases/news_release_detail?articleid=379270
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: wideawake on October 31, 2008, 02:01:24 PM
Done.


Guy
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: barryfoote on October 31, 2008, 02:08:02 PM
Done, but very annoyed that it is required.....

Barry
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Peterm on October 31, 2008, 02:09:33 PM
Done.  Pete M
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: SteamboatPhil on October 31, 2008, 02:09:53 PM
Done

Phil
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Bunkerbarge on October 31, 2008, 02:10:25 PM
Also done although stupidity like this defies belief.
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Richie on October 31, 2008, 02:20:21 PM
Done

Richie
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: mikgo on October 31, 2008, 02:47:12 PM
DONE ! hope the PM's protection squad is paying the full amount which ought to be out of the PM's salary.

Mikgo
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: grasshopper on October 31, 2008, 02:49:21 PM
Done.

They should waive all charges for radio use - how much more would it cost them to get the navy to do the job?
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: DickyD on October 31, 2008, 03:01:50 PM
Done  :-))
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Colin H on October 31, 2008, 05:15:10 PM
Done,

You guys have said it all what a load of dorks

Colin H.
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Tralee on October 31, 2008, 05:45:51 PM
Done do not let this government squander any more of our money
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Reade Models on October 31, 2008, 05:52:02 PM
Done

Malc


Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: ronkh on October 31, 2008, 06:47:13 PM
Also done.

Ron.
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: swordfish fairey on October 31, 2008, 06:54:51 PM
Done...

Makes you wonder what the next grand scheme is going to be......Gawd elp us!.............Smudge
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: bobinnit on October 31, 2008, 07:12:17 PM
Done,    :-)) :-))

Bob.....
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: djrobbo on October 31, 2008, 07:38:37 PM
DONE            :-))

         BOB
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: dms toucan on October 31, 2008, 07:50:16 PM
DONE
RNLI  Onshore Member
        Martin
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: a3nige on October 31, 2008, 08:49:26 PM
Done.
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: chingdevil on October 31, 2008, 08:58:38 PM
Done

Brian
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: tolnedra on October 31, 2008, 09:01:20 PM
Done

Danny
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: bosun on October 31, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
Done
Bosun
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: boatmadman on October 31, 2008, 09:26:28 PM
Done
Title: Re: RNLI Petition
Post by: Wetwater on October 31, 2008, 09:47:02 PM
   Done.   :-))   Gordy Brown, blind in one eye, DEAF in both ears.