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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 9th December 1999

STANDING COMMITTEE B


Ms Patricia Hewitt That, during proceedings on the Electronic Communications Bill, the Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Two o'clock.

New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS BILL

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

19

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     leave out 'It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to' and insert 'The Secretary of State may'.

   

Mr Nick St. Aubyn
Mr David Ruffley

26

*Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 9 to 11 and insert—

    '(2) The Secretary of State shall establish and maintain the register through a process of regular consultation with businesses, bodies and persons likely to be interested in it.'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out 'and' and insert ', physical address, e-mail address and website'.

   

Mr Nick St. Aubyn
Mr David Ruffley

27

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     leave out 'as he considers appropriate'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     after 'register', insert ', including provision to ensure publicity is freely available by electronic means'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     23,     at end add—

    '(4A) In discharging his duties the Secretary of State shall ensure publicity is freely available by electronic means'.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 3 to 7 and insert 'are providing or seeking approval to provide cryptography support services, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

20

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 14 to 17.

   

Mr Nick St. Aubyn
Mr David Ruffley

28

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '(g) make provision for the recognition of approvals granted under other jurisdictions where the Secretary of State has agreed to recognise compatible registration procedures.'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

21

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 34 to 36.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

5

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     36,     leave out from 'approval' to end of line 38.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

6

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     42,     after 'regulations', insert ', which shall include a procedure for appeal to an independent party who shall not be an employee of the Crown'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

7

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(4A) Regulations made under this section shall be laid before Parliament in draft and shall be subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

8

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out from line 43 to end of line 6 on page 3.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

9

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     9,     leave out from 'information' to end of line 10.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

22

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out '(d)' and insert '(c)'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

10

Clause     2,     page     3,     leave out lines 16 to 25.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

23

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out from beginning to 'or'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

24

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     23,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may be required to'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

11

Clause     2,     page     3,     leave out lines 26 and 27.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

12

Page     3,     line     28,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Richard Allan

25

Clause     4,     page     5,     leave out lines 16 to 18.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

13

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     28,     at beginning insert 'Except where otherwise provided,'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

14

Clause     5,     page     5,     leave out lines 31 to 35.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

15

Clause     6,     page     6,     leave out lines 1 to 5.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

16

Clause     6,     page     6,     leave out line 8.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

17

Clause     6,     page     6,     leave out lines 9 and 10.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Eleanor Laing

18

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     12,     leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.


   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

29

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     4,     after 'is' insert 'required'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

30

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     5,     after 'done' insert 'or evidenced'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

31

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     7,     after 'is' insert 'required'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

32

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     9,     after 'is' insert 'required'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

33

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     11,     after 'be' insert 'delivered as a deed or'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

34

*Clause     8,     page     7,     line     20,     after 'is' insert 'required'.


   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

35

*Clause     9,     page     9,     line     40,     leave out subsection (7) and insert—

            '(7) In the case of any matter which is not one of the reserved matters within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998 or in respect of which functions are, by virtue of section 63 of that Act, exercisable by the Scottish Ministers instead of by or concurrently with a Minister of the Crown, this section and section 8 shall apply to Scotland subject to the following modifications—

            (a) subsections (1) and (2) of this section are omitted;

            (b) any reference to the appropriate Minister is to be read as a reference to the Secretary of State;

            (c) any power of the Secretary of State, by virtue of paragraph (b), to make an order under section 8 may also be exercised by the Scottish Ministers with the consent of the Secretary of State; and

            (d) where the Scottish Ministers make an order under section 8—

                (i) any reference to the Secretary of State (other than a reference in this subsection) shall be construed as a reference to the Scottish Ministers; and

                (ii) any reference to Parliament or to a House of Parliament shall be construed as a reference to the Scottish Parliament.'


   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

36

*Clause     10,     page     10,     line     39,     leave out from 'so' to end of line 42.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

37

*Clause     10,     page     12,     leave out lines 1 to 18.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

38

*Clause     10,     page     12,     line     34,     leave out ', (3)'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

39

*Clause     10,     page     12,     line     41,     leave out from 'objected' to end of line 48.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

40

*Clause     10,     page     13,     line     1,     leave out 'or (3)(b)'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

41

*Clause     10,     page     13,     line     14,     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 19.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

42

*Clause     10,     page     13,     line     24,     leave out 'or (3)'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

43

*Clause     10,     page     13,     line     26,     leave out 'or who has already objected to it'.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

44

*Clause     10,     page     13,     line     28,     leave out from beginning to end of line 8 on page 14.

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

45

*Clause     10,     page     14,     line     28,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

46

*Page     14,     line     31,     leave out Clause 11.


NEW CLAUSE

Appeals against modifications of Licence conditions

   

Ms Patricia Hewitt

NC1

*To move the following Clause:—

    '. In subsection (1) of section 46B of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (appeals against decisions of the Secretary of State or the Director), after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted—

            "(da) a decision with regard to the modification under section 12 of a condition of a licence granted under section 7 above to a particular person;"'.


 
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