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    (11)  

In the application of sub-paragraph (2) to Scotland the reference to a person

 

who is the owner of the freehold estate in the land is to be read as a reference

 

to a person who is the owner of the land.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  39

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

An order under this sub-paragraph is an order that the operator must, within the

 

period specified in the order, restore the land to its condition before the code

 

right was exercised.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  40

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  3,  after “landowner” insert “, occupier or third party”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  41

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  15,  after “landowner” insert “, occupier or third party”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  42

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

An order under this sub-paragraph is an order that the landowner may recover

 

from the operator the costs of restoring the land to its condition before the code

 

right was exercised.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  43

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  16,  after “paragraph” insert “on an application under

 

paragraph 38”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  44

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  24,  after “(1)” insert “or (1A)”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  45

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  25,  after “landowner” insert “, occupier or third party”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  46

 

Schedule  2,  page  138,  line  17,  leave out “under paragraph 2(1)” and insert “for the

 

purposes of paragraph 2 or 3”


 
 

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Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  47

 

Schedule  2,  page  138,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

    “(2)  

A person who is bound by a right by virtue of paragraph 2(4) of the existing

 

code in consequence of a subsisting agreement is, after the new code comes

 

into force, treated as bound pursuant to Part 2 of the new code.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  48

 

Schedule  2,  page  138,  line  31,  after “are” insert “— (a)”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  49

 

Schedule  2,  page  138,  line  31,  leave out “the agreement” and insert “an agreement

 

for the purposes of paragraph 2 of the existing code”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  50

 

Schedule  2,  page  138,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(b)    

in relation to land to which an agreement for the purposes of paragraph

 

3 of the existing code relates, a right to do the things mentioned in that

 

paragraph.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  51

 

Schedule  2,  page  139,  line  11,  leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert—

 

“5A(1)  

This paragraph applies in relation to a subsisting agreement, in place of

 

paragraph 28(2) to (4) of the new code.

 

      (2)  

Part 5 of the new code (termination and modification of agreements) does not

 

apply to a subsisting agreement that is a lease of land in England and Wales,

 

if—

 

(a)    

it is a lease to which Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

 

applies, and

 

(b)    

there is no agreement under section 38A of that Act (agreements to

 

exclude provisions of Part 2) in relation the tenancy.

 

      (3)  

Part 5 of the new code does not apply to a subsisting agreement that is a lease

 

of land in England and Wales, if—

 

(a)    

the primary purpose of the lease is not to grant code rights (the rights

 

referred to in paragraph 3 of this Schedule), and

 

(b)    

there is an agreement under section 38A of the 1954 Act in relation the

 

tenancy.

 

      (4)  

Part 5 of the new code does not apply to a subsisting agreement that is a lease

 

of land in Northern Ireland, if it is a lease to which the Business Tenancies

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (SI 1996/725 (NI 5)) applies.

 

6    (1)  

Subject to paragraph 5A, Part 5 of the new code applies to a subsisting

 

agreement with the following modifications.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  52

 

Schedule  2,  page  140,  line  17,  leave out “the following provisions of this

 

paragraph” and insert “sub-paragraph (3)”


 
 

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Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  53

 

Schedule  2,  page  140,  line  21,  leave out sub-paragraphs (4) to (10)

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  54

 

Schedule  2,  page  142,  line  7,  leave out paragraphs 19 to 22 and insert—

 

“19A (1)  

This paragraph applies where before the repeal of the existing code comes into

 

force a person has given notice under paragraph 21(2) of that code requiring

 

the removal of apparatus.

 

      (2)  

The repeal does not affect the operation of paragraph 21 in relation to anything

 

done or that may be done under that paragraph following the giving of the

 

notice.

 

      (3)  

For the purposes of applying that paragraph after the repeal comes into force,

 

steps specified in a counter-notice under sub-paragraph (4)(b) of that

 

paragraph as steps which the operator proposes to take under the existing code

 

are to be read as including any corresponding steps that the operator could take

 

under the new code or by virtue of this Schedule.”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

Not selected  55

 

Page  143,  line  27,  leave out Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3 Negatived.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out “or transitory” and insert “, transitory or

 

saving”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Calum Kerr

 

Withdrawn  61

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  after line 35, add—

 

“(1A)    

Prior to the introduction of regulations made under subsection (1), the Secretary

 

of State must consult—

 

(a)    

Scottish Ministers if the regulations, or any part of the regulations, extend

 

to Scotland;

 

(b)    

Welsh Ministers if the regulations, or any part of the regulations, extend

 

to Wales; and


 
 

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(c)    

Northern Ireland Ministers if the regulations, or any part of the

 

regulations, extend to Northern Ireland.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  16,  leave out “imposed” and insert “specified”.

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amount of any other penalty specified under this section is to be such amount,

 

not exceeding 10% of the relevant amount of gross revenue, as OFCOM think—

 

(a)    

appropriate, and

 

(b)    

proportionate to the contravention in respect of which it is imposed.”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  25,  leave out “this section” and insert “section 53F”.

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  21,  after “penalty” insert “specified”.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 9 Agreed to.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  10,  page  16,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In Schedule 8 to that Act (decisions not subject to appeal), at the end of paragraph

 

44 insert “for a relevant multiplex contravention”.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 11 to 13 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  14,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out “and (8)”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  14,  page  17,  line  18,  leave out “Subsections (3A) and (3B)” and insert

 

“Section 41(7) and subsection (3B) above”

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  14,  page  17,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(3D)    

In relation to proceedings in Scotland, subsection (3) of section 136 of the

 

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (date when proceedings deemed to be

 

commenced for the purposes of that section) applies also for the purposes of

 

section 41(7) and subsection (3B) above.””

 

Matt Hancock

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  14,  page  17,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

for subsection (8) substitute—

 

“(8)    

For further provision about prosecutions see section 107.””

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Claire Perry

 

Withdrawn  65

 

Clause  15,  page  18,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

how persons can make a report to the age-verification regulator about

 

pornographic material available on the internet on a commercial basis

 

that is not complying with subsection (1).”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  85 

 

Clause  15,  page  18,  line  20,  leave out subsection (5)(a).

 

Claire Perry

 

Withdrawn  66

 

Clause  15,  page  18,  line  24,  at end insert “or an internet service provider.”


 
 

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Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  87

 

Clause  15,  page  18,  line  25,  leave out subsection 6.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 16 to 19 Agreed to.

 


 

Claire Perry

 

Withdrawn  68

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  5,  at beginning insert “If the person in contravention of

 

section 15(1) is resident in the United Kingdom,”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  69

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  5,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  70

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  7,  after “15(1)”, insert “, unless subsection (5) applies”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  71

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  10,  at beginning insert “If the person in contravention of

 

section 15(1) is not resident in the United Kingdom,”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  72

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  10,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  73

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  16,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  86 

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  40,   leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

“during the initial determination period fix the date for ending the

 

contravention of section 15(1) as the initial enforcement date.”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  88

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

after the initial determination period fix a period of one week for ending

 

the contravention of section 15(1)”.


 
 

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Claire Perry

 

Not called  74

 

Clause  20,  page  21,  line  42,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Calum Kerr

 

Negatived on division  62

 

Clause  20,  page  22,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(14)    

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

 

commission a review of the effectiveness of the enforcement of sections 15 and

 

19 and shall lay the report of the review before each House of Parliament.”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  89

 

Clause  20,  page  22,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(14)    

In this section, “initial determination period” means a period of 12 months from

 

the date of the passing of this Act to the initial enforcement date.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 21 Agreed to.

 


 

Claire Perry

 

Withdrawn  75

 

Clause  22,  page  23,  line  28,  at end insert; “and

 

(c)    

the person has been the subject of a enforcement notice under section

 

20(2) and the contravention has not ceased.”

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  76

 

Clause  22,  page  23,  line  29,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  90

 

Clause  22,  page  23,  line  29,  leave out “or ancillary service provider” and insert “,

 

ancillary service provider, or internet service provider.”.

 

Claire Perry

 

Not called  77

 

Clause  22,  page  24,  line  23,  at end insert “or

 

(c)    

an internet service provider.”


 
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