Amendments proposed to the Communications Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

135

Clause     188,     page     168,     line     42,     at end insert 'which period must not exceed three months'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

136

Clause     190,     page     169,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Tribunal must make its decision either—

      (a) in a case falling within section 188, no more than six months after the day on which the appeal was made; and

      (b) in any other case, no more than four months after the day on which the appeal was made.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

22

Clause     193,     page     171,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '( ) the BBC Charter;'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

43

Clause     193,     page     171,     line     17,     at end insert 'and to enforce the terms of the BBC Fair Trading Commitment as currently drafted'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

149

Clause     193,     page     171,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In exercising their functions under this section OFCOM shall consult with and have regard to the views of persons providing services and facilities other than the BBC who, in their opinion, are likely to be affected by the BBC's services.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

121

Clause     231,     page     202,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The amount of the penalty under this section is to be such an amount as OFCOM determine to be—

      (a) appropriate; and

      (b) proportionate to the contravention in respect of which it is imposed.'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

212

*Clause     60,     page     60,     line     31,     at end insert—

      '(g) television services for the deaf and visually impaired so far as provided in digital form.'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

191

Clause     299,     page     258,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In Wales, due prominence means parity of access to the full range of S4C digital programmes.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

205

Clause     307,     page     265,     line     14,     leave out 'unsuitable' and insert 'misleading or offensive'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

206

Clause     307,     page     265,     line     16,     leave out 'unsuitable' and insert 'misleading or offensive'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

207

Clause     312,     page     269,     line     26,     leave out 'after publishing the' and insert 'in the preparation of any'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

208

Clause     312,     page     270,     line     6,     leave out 'professional organisations' and insert 'organisations, bodies and associations'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

209

Clause     313,     page     271,     line     8,     leave out 'themselves'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

192

Clause     322,     page     278,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '(d) It shall be allowable for a service provider to enter into a contractual obligation with a third party in pursuance of compliance with paragraph (a) above.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

194

Schedule     12,     page     387,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In subsubparagraph (2)(b), "mainly" means at least 75 per cent.'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

193

Clause     329,     page     282,     line     41,     leave out '£250,000' and insert '£10,000'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

21

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     12,     leave out paragraph (b).


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

20

Page     286,     line     41,     leave out Clause 336.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

44

Clause     338,     page     288,     line     24,     leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

    '(1)   Subsection (9) of section 32 of the 1990 Act (limits on participation in nominated news providers) shall cease to have effect.'


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

17

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     38,     leave out 'three' and insert 'two'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

18

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     38,     leave out 'to (5)' and insert 'and (4)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

19

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     43,     leave out 'a selection' and insert 'a sequence of at least two selections'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

16

Clause     347,     page     297,     line     3,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

210

*Clause     348,     page     299,     line     10,     at end insert—

       '"must-distribute services" means the services for the time being listed in section [conditions applying to satellite packagers];'

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

211

*Clause     348,     page     300,     line     8,     at end insert—

       '"satellite package" and "satellite packager" are to be construed in accordance with section [definition of satellite packaging];'


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

122

Clause     355,     page     307,     line     7,     at end add—

    '(4)   OFCOM's competition functions should form part of the review of regulatory burdens by OFCOM as described in section 6.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

24

Clause     364,     page     312,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(3CC)   The condition in subsection (3C) will not be satisfied if, in relation to the supply of newspapers of any description considered, the total circulation of those newspapers does not exceed 50,000 on a daily or a weekly basis as appropriate.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

25

Clause     377,     page     320,     line     25,     at end insert 'and broadcast radio and television services'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

26

Clause     377,     page     320,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Any report to the Secretary of State on a review carried out prior to the coming into force of section [broadcasting public interest considerations] must set out OFCOM's recommendations on whether that section ought to be brought into force.

    (4B)   Any report to the Secretary of State on a review carried out after the coming into force of section [broadcasting public interest considerations] must set out OFCOM's recommendations on the exercise by the Secretary of State of his powers under Part 3 of the Enterprise Act in connection with broadcast radio and television services.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

123

Schedule     17,     page     472,     line     42,     at end insert—

'Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

    36A   In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments and authorities subject to investigation), there shall be inserted (at the appropriate place in alphabetical order) the following entry—

      Office of Communications".'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

45

Schedule     19,     page     531,     line     7,     at end insert—

       'Section 32(9).'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

170

Schedule     19,     page     533,     leave out line 40.


NEW CLAUSES

Broadcasting public interest considerations
   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 58 of the Enterprise Act (c. 40) (specified considerations) shall be amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (2), there shall be inserted—

          "(2A)   The need for—

          (a) accurate and impartial presentation of news and factual content in television and radio programming; and

          (b) free expression of opinion in broadcast television and radio services

        is specified in this section.

          (2B)   The need for, to the extent that it is reasonable and practicable, a plurality of views in broadcasting television and radio services is specified in this section.".'.

 
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