This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Make the BBC play the National Anthem immediately after the News at 10pm

The BBC is paid for by the people of this country, it used to play the anthem before all night TV came along. There is no excuse not to play it.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

The BBC is an independent body governed by a Royal Charter. Under the terms of that Charter, the BBC is operationally and editorially independent of government and there is no provision for the government to intervene in the BBC’s day-to-day operations.

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