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House of Commons

 
 

Friday 3 February 2017

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Wendy Morton

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  after “may” insert “after public consultation”.

 

Kevin Hollinrake

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(h)    

provide for OFCOM to have regard to placing a limit on the number of

 

small-scale radio multiplex licences that licence holders may hold at any

 

one time.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that an upper limit can be enforced by OFCOM on the number of

 

small-scale radio multiplex licences that may be held by any entity at once.

 

Wendy Morton

 

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Clause  1,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Secretary of State is not to make an order under this section in relation to

 

small scale radio multiplex services except where the description is of services to

 

be provided primarily for the good of members of the public or of a particular

 

community, rather than for commercial services.”


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 3 February 2017      

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Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill, continued

 
 

Jo Churchill

 

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Clause  1,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Secretary of State must not make an order under this section in relation to

 

small-scale radio multiplex services except where the order includes conditions

 

to provide for capacity on small-scale radio multiplex to be reserved for

 

broadcasting services of a description set out in an order under section 262.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that radio stations that meet the description of Community Radio under

 

section 262 of the Communications Act 2003 are guaranteed carriage on small-scale radio

 

multiplexes.

 


 

 

Revised 02 February 2017