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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Education
Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level
Paper 2 Data Response and Essay (Core)
1 hour 30 minutes
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet.
Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in.
Write in dark blue or black pen.
You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams, graphs or rough working.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
Answer the question.
Brief answers only are required.
Answer any one question.
You may answer with reference to your own economy or other economies that you have studied where
relevant to the question.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.
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Answer this question.
The British Broadcasting Corporation
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a world-famous radio and television broadcaster.
In 2005 the services the BBC provided to the UK were part of the public sector and financed mainly
by a compulsory annual licence fee of £121 on those households owning a television. There were
heavy fines for those who did not pay.
The BBC has an obligation to provide programmes that are educational and cultural, as well as the
more popular programmes such as comedy and sport.
One economist has argued that the BBC should receive more finance, that BBC broadcasting is a
public good, and that it has greater value for viewers than they have to pay for. To support his view he
produced two diagrams. Fig. 1 shows