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03/07/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 July 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Justin Webb, including:

0750
Ofgem is calling on energy suppliers to clamp down on electricity theft, with up to 25,000 cases of electricity theft each year, costing consumers at least £200m. Ian Marlee, a senior partner at Ofgem, Angela Knight, chief executive of energy UK, and Tony Thornton, chairman of United Kingdom Revenue Protection Association, explain why the theft must be dealt with.

0810
The Egyptian military is reported to have drawn up a plan to suspend the Islamist-backed constitution, dissolve the Islamist-dominated legislature and set up an interim administration headed by the country's chief justice if President Mohammed Morsi fails to reach a solution with his opponents by the end of a Wednesday deadline. BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explains the significance of the military's actions.

0818
The government is setting out a proposal aimed at ensuring migrants make a fair contribution for use of the NHS. The proposals include a new levy for non-emergency healthcare of at least £200 a year, in addition to the visa charge for anyone coming to the UK for more than six months. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains the new proposals.

0824
A Chinese court has ordered a woman to visit her mother once every two months and provide her with financial help in the first case since a new law on parental visits came into effect on Monday. Writers Katherine Whitehorn and Hardeep Singh Kohi consider whether a similar approach would be welcome here in the UK.

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Egypt's Mohammed Morsi has insisted he remains the country's legitimate president, as mass protests claimed more lives in Cairo. We ask Jeremy Hunt how much the NHS is being abused by "health tourists". And the energy regulator Ofgem wants suppliers to clamp down on electricity theft.

  • 3 Jul 2013 08:55:42

    0900

    Our editors this morning were Andrew Bryson and Adam Cumiskey. Coming up next on Radio 4, Libby Purves presents Midweek. Thanks for listening.

  • 3 Jul 2013 08:54:04

    0854

    Several experiments have shown that people can't tell cheap wines from their expensive counterparts. Now one US winemaker claims that even experts can't judge wine accurately. Robert Joseph, a wine expert who launched 'Wine International' and Rebecca Lamont, head of the wine school at Berry Brothers and Rudd, discuss just how possible it is for people to make quality distinctions between wines.


  • 3 Jul 2013 08:45:10

    0848

    A group of leading medical ethicists have concluded in a report released today that there is no justification for the UK's ban on sex selection before pregnancy. Currently, in vitro techniques are used at the embryonic stage to determine the sex of a child - but this is only allowed for medical reasons such as sex linked inherited disorders. Professor Stephen Wilkinson, lead author in the report, and professor Jackie Leach Scully, co-director of Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, discuss the issue.


  • 3 Jul 2013 08:17:41

    0842

    A Chinese court has ordered a woman to visit her mother once every two months and provide her with financial help in the first case since a new law on parental visits came into effect on Monday. Writers Katherine Whitehorn and Hardeep Singh Kohli consider whether a similar approach would be welcome here in the UK.


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