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      (3)  

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other

 

provisions) regulations under paragraph 91 of Schedule 3A which

 

amend, repeal or modify the application of primary legislation, may

 

not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and

 

approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 

      (4)  

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(4)    

In this section “primary legislation” means—

 

(a)    

an Act of Parliament,

 

(b)    

a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales,

 

(c)    

an Act of the Scottish Parliament, or

 

(d)    

Northern Ireland legislation.”

 

48         

Schedule 3 is repealed.

 

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 2)

 

49  (1)  

Schedule 1 to the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (path orders) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 12 for “Paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Paragraph 103(2) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 13 for “Paragraph 21 of that code (restriction on removal of

 

apparatus)” substitute “Part 6 of the electronic communications code (rights to

 

require removal of apparatus)”.

 

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c. 17)

 

50         

The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

51         

In section 2(3) (objects of the Homes and Communities Agency:

 

interpretation) in paragraph (a) of the definition of “infrastructure” for

 

“telecommunications” substitute “electronic communications”.

 

52         

In section 57(1) (interpretation of Part 1) omit the definition of “conduit

 

system” and insert in the appropriate place—

 

““infrastructure system” has the meaning given by paragraph

 

7(1) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code), and a reference to

 

providing such a system is to be read in accordance with

 

paragraph 7(2) of the code (reference to provision includes

 

establishing or maintaining),”.

 

53         

In the table in section 58 (index of defined expressions in Part 1) omit the entry

 

for “conduit system (and providing such a system)” and insert in the

 

appropriate place—

 

            “Infrastructure system (and providing such a system)

Section 57(1)”.

 
 

Crossrail Act 2008 (c. 18)

 

54  (1)  

Part 4 of Schedule 17 to the Crossrail Act 2008 (protective provisions) is

 

amended as follows.


 
 

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Digital Economy Bill, continued

 
 

      (2)  

In paragraph 1(2) for the definition of “electronic communications code”

 

substitute—

 

““electronic communications code” means the code set out in

 

Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003;”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 2(1) for “paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 2(2) for “Paragraphs 21 and 23” substitute “Parts 6 and 10”.

 

      (5)  

In paragraph 3 for “paragraph 9” substitute “Part 8”.

 

      (6)  

In paragraph 4(1) for “paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 5)

 

55         

The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 is amended as follows.

 

56         

In section 36(1) (electronic communications apparatus) for the words from

 

“paragraph 11” to “apparatus)” substitute “Part 9 of Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications code) (works in

 

connection with electronic communications apparatus).

 

57  (1)  

Section 41 (defence to offences: electronic communications: emergency

 

works) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1) for “paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

Omit subsection (2).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The new Schedule replaces Schedule 3 to the Bill and contains the amendments in that Schedule

 

with other amendments consequential on the replacement of the electronic communications code.

 

 

Order of the House [13 September 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Digital Economy Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 27 October 2016.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.


 
 

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Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [11 October 2016]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25am on Tuesday 11

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00pm on Tuesday 11 October; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30am on Thursday 13 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.25am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 18 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30am and 2.00pm on Thursday 20 October;

 

(e)  

at 9.25am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 25 October;

 

(f)  

at 11.30am and 2.00pm on Thursday 27 October;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

BT/EE

 
  

10.00am

TalkTalk

 
   

Three

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Sky

 
  

10.30am

Virgin

 
   

Vodafone

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Which?

 
  

11.00am

Countryside Alliance

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Open Data Institute

 
  

11.25am

The Co-operative Group

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

The British Board of Film

 
  

2.45pm

Classification

 
   

NSPCC

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Dr Edgar Whitley, London

 
  

3.00pm

School of Economics

 
   

Wireless Infrastructure Group

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Big Brother Watch

 
  

4.00pm

Open Rights Group

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

ProjectsbyIF

 
  

4.30pm

Open Corporates

 
   

TUC

 
 

Tuesday 11 October

Until no later than

Professor Sir Charles Bean,

 
  

5.00pm

London School of Economics

 
   

The Royal Statistical Society

 
 

Thursday 13 October

Until no later than

StepChange

 
  

12.00pm

Citizens Advice

 
   

Dr Jerry Fishenden

 
 

Thursday 13 October

Until no later than

OFCOM

 
  

12.30pm

  
 

Thursday 13 October

Until no later than

The Information

 
  

1.00pm

Commissioner’s Office

 

 
 

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Digital Economy Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 4; Schedules 1 to 3; Clauses 5 to 84; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00pm on Thursday 27 October.

 


 
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