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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 2nd March 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE B


POSTAL SERVICES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [22nd February], as follows:—


Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 to 5, Clauses 31 to 39, Clause 2, Schedule 2, Clauses 40 to 50, Clauses 6 to 30, Clause 51, Schedule 3, Clauses 52 to 79, Schedules 4 and 5, Clauses 80 to 93, Schedule 6, new Clauses, new Schedules, Clauses 94 to 101, Schedules 7 and 8, Clauses 102 to 105.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

49

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     35,     at end insert—

      '(e) individuals who are homeless'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

69

Clause     32,     page     18,     line     3,     leave out 'from time to time' and insert 'at least every three years and on a long term basis'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

57

Clause     32,     page     18,     line     9,     leave out 'licence holders under Part II' and insert 'any universal service provider,

      ( ) any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

70

Clause     32,     page     18,     leave out line 10 and insert—

      '(d) any other persons or organisations with an interest in the matters contained within the guidance'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

15

Clause     33,     page     18,     line     29,     after 'Kingdom', insert ', the European Community'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

16

Clause     33,     page     18,     line     31,     after 'Kingdom', insert ', the European Community'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

71

Clause     33,     page     18,     line     37,     leave out 'from time to time' and insert 'at least every three years'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

58

Clause     33,     page     18,     line     38,     after 'by' insert '—

      (a) any universal service provider in the provision of a universal postal service, and

      (b) so far as not falling within paragraph (a),'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

72

Clause     34,     page     19,     line     20,     at end insert—

      '(f) a report on implementation of guidance given under section 32(2)'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

73

Clause     35,     page     19,     line     42,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

59

Clause     35,     page     19,     line     44,     leave out 'licence holders under Part II' and insert 'a universal service provider,

      ( ) any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

17

Clause     36,     page     20,     line     13,     leave out 'any person' and insert 'the Council, a universal service provider, or any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider,'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

60

Clause     39,     page     22,     line     33,     leave out 'licence holders under Part II' and insert 'any universal service provider,

      ( ) any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

74

Clause     39,     page     22,     leave out line 34 and insert—

      '(d) any other persons or bodies with an interest in, or affected by, the code.'.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

50

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     8,     at end insert 'after consultations with the Trade and Industry Select Committee of the House of Commons'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

61

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '( ) In appointing persons under this paragraph or paragraph 2(1)(a), the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of including among the members of the Council one or more persons who—

      (a) have experience of work among, and the special needs of, disabled people, or

      (b) have or have had a disability.'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

51

Schedule     2,     page     60,     leave out lines 21 to 23.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

52

Schedule     2,     page     61,     line     17,     leave out '(including quorum)', and insert 'but such procedures must specify a quorum of either 50 per cent. of its membership or three, whichever is the greater'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

53

Schedule     2,     page     61,     leave out lines 36 to 38.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

54

Schedule     2,     page     62,     leave out lines 6 and 7.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

18

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     13,     at end insert 'and'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

62

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     13,     at end insert—

      '(ab) any universal service provider,'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

63

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     14,     after 'Part II' insert 'who is not a universal service provider'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

19

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     14,     leave out from 'II' to end of line 16.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

64

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     19,     leave out '(b) or' and insert '(ab) to'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

75

Clause     42,     page     23,     line     30,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

65

Clause     43,     page     24,     line     4,     after 'provision', insert '(in the United Kingdom and elsewhere)'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

66

Clause     43,     page     24,     line     4,     leave out 'relevant'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

67

Clause     43,     page     24,     leave out lines 5 and 6 and insert 'and

      ( ) the interests and views of users of postal services in the United Kingdom and matters affecting those interests and views.'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

76

Clause     46,     page     25,     line     21,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

77

Clause     46,     page     25,     line     30,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

78

Clause     46,     page     25,     line     37,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

9

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     32,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mrs Angela Browing
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

10

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     13,     leave out from first 'licence' to end of line 15 and insert ', and then annually, of such amount as may be necessary to enable the Commission to exercise its functions'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

11

Clause     29,     page     16,     line     26,     after '(3)', insert 'Subject to this section,'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

12

Clause     29,     page     16,     line     38,     leave out 'So far as practicable'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

13

Clause     29,     page     16,     line     39,     leave out 'the Commission considers that'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

14

Clause     29,     page     16,     line     41,     at end insert ', including the person's commercial interests'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

68

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     24,     after 'Commission' insert 'and the Council'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

22

Clause     57,     page     31,     line     40,     after 'its', insert 'relevant'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

23

Clause     57,     page     31,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(1A) No loan exceeding £75 million shall be made to the Post Office company or any of its relevant subsidiaries unless—

      (a) the Post Office company or the relevant subsidiary has sought prior approval for the loan from the Secretary of State and the Treasury, and

      (b) the Secretary of State and the Treasury have given their consent to the loan.'.

 
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