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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 7th 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

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 Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

85

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     27,     at end insert 'is reasonable'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

86

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     34,     at end insert 'is reasonable'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

87

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     37,     after 'such', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

88

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     42,     at beginning insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

89

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     48,     after 'receive', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

90

Schedule     2,     page     60,     line     50,     at end insert 'is reasonable'.

   

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 Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

91

Schedule     2,     page     62,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The statement of accounts shall be as transparent and accessible as is reasonably practicable.'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

93

Schedule     2,     page     62,     line     3,     after 'send' insert 'a copy of'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

94

Schedule     2,     page     62,     line     4,     leave out 'who shall lay a copy of the statement' and insert 'and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which it relates as the Secretary of State may specify by notice given to the Council.

    (4) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement of accounts received by him under sub-paragraph (3), and

      (b) lay a copy of each such statement of accounts, and of his report on it,'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

54

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

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

92

Schedule     2,     page     62,     line     7,     at end add 'is reasonable'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

79

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     8,     after 'represent', insert 'and promote'.

   

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

82

Clause     41,     page     23,     line     20,     leave out 'or might seriously and prejudicially affect' and insert 'seriously prejudice'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

75

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

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

83

Clause     42,     page     23,     line     37,     leave out 'or might seriously and prejudicially affect' and insert 'seriously prejudice'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

80

Clause     43,     page     23,     line     42,     leave out from 'services' to 'and' in line 43.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

81

Clause     43,     page     23,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In exercising its functions the Council shall in particular have regard to the interests of users—

      (a) who are disabled or chronically sick;

      (b) of pensionable age;

      (c) with low incomes;

      (d) in rural areas; and

      (e) in different areas.'

   

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'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Colin Breed

84

Clause     46,     page     25,     line     44,     leave out 'or might seriously and prejudicially affect' and insert 'seriously prejudice'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

95

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     1,     leave out from 'letter' to end of line 2.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

96

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out 'by means of that aircraft'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

97

Clause     7,     page     5,     leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

      '( ) the conveyance of letters between document exchange facilities by persons who are not members of the document exchange concerned, and the collection and delivery by such persons for that purpose of letters delivered to such facilities for exchange within the document exchange,'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

98

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     39,     at end insert—

      '( ) the conveyance and delivery of brokers' research, during the relevant period and by any person who has printed it, from the business premises where it is printed to the premises of any person who is to convey it onwards,

      ( ) the conveyance and delivery by any person of brokers' research within the period of 24 hours starting with its delivery to his premises or its collection by him during the relevant period from a collection point, and any such collection.'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

99

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     11,     after '1987' insert—

      '( ) a European authorised institution within the meaning of the Banking Coordination (Second Council Directive) Regulations 1992 which has lawfully established a branch in the United Kingdom for the purpose of accepting deposits or other repayable funds from the public,

      ( ) a building society authorised under the Building Societies Act 1986'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

100

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     12,     leave out 'a member State' and insert 'an EEA State'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

101

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     25,     at end insert—

      ' "brokers' research" means any printed documentation prepared by persons licensed or authorised to trade on any regulated stock, share, futures, foreign exchange or commodities market which contains research, analysis and information relating to items traded on that market and which has not been prepared for or on the instructions of any particular person to whom it is addressed or delivered,'.

 
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