Amendments proposed to the Postal Services Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

33

Clause     86,     page     48,     line     4,     leave out from 'require' to 'to' in line 5 and insert 'a universal service provider or any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

34

Clause     86,     page     48,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '(f) require a universal service provider to keep separate accounts for each of the postal services which may not be provided unless he is a licence holder under Part II and any other postal services, and the accounts for any other postal services shall clearly distinguish between services which are part of a universal postal service and services which are not,

      (g) prohibit cross-subsidies by a universal service provider between the postal services which may not be provided unless he is a licence holder under Part II and any other postal services which are not part of a universal postal service.'.


   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

35

Clause     91,     page     49,     line     38,     after 'any', insert 'relevant'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

36

Clause     91,     page     49,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(1B) In this section "relevant subsidiary" has the same meaning as in section 52 of the Postal Services Act 2000.'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

145

Clause     91,     page     49,     line     44,     after 'or' insert ', where the loan is to be'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

146

Clause     91,     page     49,     line     45,     leave out from 'sterling' to the end of the line and insert ', in that currency or in sterling.'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

37

Clause     91,     page     50,     line     7,     after 'other', insert 'relevant'.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

38

Clause     91,     page     50,     leave out lines 10 and 11.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

39

Clause     91,     page     50,     line     11,     at end add—

    '(7) After section 74(2) of that Act there shall be inserted—

      "(2A) In this section 'relevant subsidiary' has the same meaning as in section 52 of the Postal Services Act 2000.".'.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

119

Clause     92,     page     50,     line     16,     at end insert 'and—

      '(c) make provision for any person to seek and secure any reasonable change in their details'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

120

Clause     92,     page     50,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In the File—

      (a) each address shall include a county; and

      (b) each postcode shall reflect the county in which the addressee resides, except in as much as the efficiency of sorting addresses near county boundaries requires reference to a neighbouring county on the official address'.


NEW CLAUSES

Restrictions on use of sums from the disposal of property

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—The Post Office company shall not use sums from the disposal of property transferred under section 51(1) for the purpose of subscription for, or acquisition of, securities of an incorporated company or other body corporate, promotion of the formation of an incorporated company or participation in the promotion of such a company or acquisition of an undertaking or part of an undertaking.'.


Reasonable excuse: meaning

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Nick Gibb

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—In sections 68 and 69 reasonable excuse includes intentionally delaying or opening a postal packet in the course of its transmission by post—

      (a) pursuant to a request from any constable or the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, or

      (b) if a person reasonably suspects that the postal packet contains goods which may be illegal.'.


Further provisions relating to the capital structure of the Post Office company

   

Mr Alan Johnson

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) If the Secretary of State so directs, the Post Office company shall be taken to have assumed a debt to the Secretary of State of such amount as may be specified in the direction.

    (2) The terms of any such debt, including the terms as to the payment of interest and repayment, shall be such as the Secretary of State may from time to time determine.

    (3) The Post Office company shall issue such debt securities of the company as the Secretary of State may direct; and any such securities shall, as the Secretary of State may direct, be issued to the Treasury or the Secretary of State.

    (4) Debt securities to be issued in pursuance of subsection (3) shall be issued at such time or times, and on such terms, as the Secretary of State may direct.

    (5) Subsections (3) and (4) are without prejudice to any power conferred by section 52.

    (6) The Secretary of State may by order repeal this section.

    (7) The Secretary of State—

      (a) shall not exercise any power under this section without the consent of the Treasury or before the appointed day, and

      (b) shall, before exercising any such power, consult the Post Office company.

    (8) In this Part "debt securities" means any instrument creating or acknowledging indebtedness which is issued by a company including, in particular, debentures, loan stock, bonds and certificates of deposit.'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

147

Clause     96,     page     52,     line     19,     after '59,' insert '[Further provisions relating to the capital structure of the Post Office company],'.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Richard Page

121

Clause     99,     page     53,     line     17,     at end insert ', but shall exclude any communication which has been converted into a physical form by a postal operator from electronic data transmitted to him by means of a telecommunications system'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

148

Clause     104,     page     56,     line     24,     after second 'to' insert '90, sections 92 and'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

149

Clause     104,     page     56,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '( ) Section 91 shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.'.


 
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