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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 11 February 2020

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Telecommunications Infrastructure


 

(Leasehold Property) Bill


 
 

Glossary

 

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.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11 February; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 February;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 2; the

 

Schedule; Clause 3; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on

 

the Bill;

 

(3)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 13 February.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2020        

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Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill, continued

 
 

Matt Warman

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Chi Onwurah

 

Withdrawn  9

 

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

 

“(c)    

the operator intends to provide an electronic telecommunications service

 

that can deliver an average download speed of at least one gigabit per

 

second.”

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Negatived on division  7

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  after “lessee in occupation” insert “, or a person who is a

 

legal occupant of the property and who is in a contractual relationship with the lessee or

 

freeholder,”

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Withdrawn  4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  after “premises”, insert “or an operator requests to provide

 

an electronic communications service to the target premises,”

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Withdrawn  8

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(f)    

the proportion of the operator’s network which uses vendors defined by

 

the National Cyber Security Centre as high risk vendors does not exceed

 

35%.”

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Withdrawn  5

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(9)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations define—

 

(a)    

what constitutes a request notice for the purposes of paragraph 27B (1)

 

(d)

 

(b)    

what constitutes a response for the purposes of paragraph 27B (1) (e).

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Negatived on division  6

 

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

Any operator exercising Part 4A code rights is obliged to ensure that alternative

 

operators can easily install the hardware needed to provide their own electronic

 

communications service.

 

(9)    

The definition of “easily” in sub-paragraph (8) is to be provided by Ofcom.”

 



 
 

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Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill, continued

 
 

Matt Warman

 

Agreed to  2

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(10A)  

In paragraph 95(1), after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

in relation to Wales, the First-tier Tribunal, but only in

 

connection with proceedings under Part 4A;”.

 

Matt Warman

 

Agreed to  3

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  22,  leave out paragraphs 4 and 5 and insert—

 

“4         

The Electronic Communications Code (Jurisdiction) Regulations 2017 are

 

amended as follows.

 

4A         

In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “the code” insert—

 

““Part 4A proceedings” means proceedings under Part 4A of the

 

code;”.

 

4B  (1)  

Regulation 3 (conferral of jurisdiction on tribunals) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

The existing text becomes paragraph (1).

 

      (3)  

In that paragraph—

 

(a)    

in the words before sub-paragraph (a), after “Subject to” insert

 

“paragraph (2) and”;

 

(b)    

for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) (including the final “and”) substitute—

 

“(aa)    

in relation to England and Wales, the First-tier

 

Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal, and”;

 

(c)    

omit the words after sub-paragraph (c).

 

      (4)  

After that paragraph insert—

 

“(2)    

Functions are exercisable by the First-tier Tribunal under paragraph

 

(1)(aa) only—

 

(a)    

in connection with relevant proceedings in relation to England

 

that have been transferred to the First-tier Tribunal by the

 

Upper Tribunal, and

 

(b)    

in connection with Part 4A proceedings (whether in relation to

 

England or Wales).

 

(3)    

Any provision of the code which confers a function on the court is, to

 

the extent that the function is exercisable by a tribunal under this

 

regulation, to be read as if the reference to the court included reference

 

to that tribunal.”

 

4C  (1)  

Regulation 4 (jurisdiction for commencement of proceedings) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In the heading, for “relevant” substitute “certain”.

 

      (3)  

The existing text becomes paragraph (1).

 

      (4)  

After that paragraph insert—

 

“(2)    

Part 4A proceedings must be commenced—

 

(a)    

in relation to England and Wales, in the First-tier Tribunal, or

 

(b)    

in relation to Scotland, in the sheriff court.”

 

5          

The amendments made by paragraphs 4 to 4C do not limit the provision that

 

may be made by regulations under paragraph 95 of the code.”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2020        

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Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill, continued

 
 

Matt Warman

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  3,  page  7,  line  21,  leave out “amendment made by paragraph 4 of the

 

Schedule extends” and insert “amendments made by paragraphs 4 to 4C of the Schedule

 

extend”.

 


 

Chi Onwurah

 

Withdrawn  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on resources to deal with proceedings arising under Part 4A of the

 

code

 

The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the adequacy of the

 

resources available to First-tier Tribunal to deal with proceedings arising under

 

Part 4A of the electronic communications code and must lay a copy of the report

 

before Parliament within six months of this Act receiving Royal Assent.”

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 

 

Revised 11 February 2020