Session 2016-17
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Other Bills before Parliament




House of Commons


Tuesday 18 October 2016


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Digital Economy Bill


[Fourth Sitting]




This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.


The following terms are used:


Agreed to: agreed without a vote.


Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.


Negatived: rejected without a vote.


Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.


Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.


Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.


Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.


Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.




Matt Hancock


That the Order of the Committee of 11 October be amended as follows: in paragraph


(1)(c), leave out the words “and 2.00 pm”.



Agreed to



Calum Kerr


Withdrawn  56


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  after “the” insert “upload and download”


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 18 October 2016        



Digital Economy Bill, continued


Louise Haigh


Kevin Brennan


Not called  83


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  after “services” insert “and mobile network coverage”


Calum Kerr


Negatived on division  57


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert—



In subsection (4) after “OFCOM” insert “, the devolved administrations in


Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,”


Calum Kerr


Withdrawn  58


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  13,  leave out “The Secretary of State may” and insert


“Within 12 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall”


Calum Kerr


Not called  59


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  16,  at end insert—



The report shall consider the comparative costs of introducing the universal


service order in rural and urban areas, and identify measures to ensure costs in


rural areas are not disproportionately higher than in urban areas.”


Louise Haigh


Kevin Brennan


Negatived on division  82


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—



Universal service order: annual report



The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament an annual report


about the implementation of the universal service order for all areas pursuant to


the provisions of this Act.



The annual report must include information on—



the number of premises that have been supplied with the minimum


download speed as specified in the USO secondary legislation



the number of premises that have been required to cover some of the cost


of connection,



of the premises in (b) the average cost of connection per premises


covered by residents, disaggregated by local authority area,



the number of premises that have chosen not to be connected via the


universal service order after being provided with an estimate, and



the amount of time on average it takes to provide an estimate and connect


a premise, disaggregated by local authority area.



The annual report must be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as


practicable after 31 March each year.”


Clauses 1 and 2 Agreed to.


[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am



Revised 18 October 2016