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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 10th December 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE E


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

COMMUNICATIONS BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 9th December (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Communications Bill (in addition to its first meeting at half-past Ten o'clock on Tuesday 10th December 2002) the Standing Committee do meet—

      (a) on Tuesday 10th December 2002 at half-past Four o'clock;

      (b) on Thursday 12th December 2002 at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock;

      (c) on Tuesday 17th December 2002 at half past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock;

      (d) on Thursday 19th December 2002 at five minutes to Nine o'clock;

      (e) on Tuesday 7th January 2003 at half-past Four o'clock; and

      (f) thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock;

    (2)   the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (3)   the proceedings which under paragraph (2) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

    (4)   paragraph (2) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (2) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

Dr Kim Howells has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001).]

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 to 26, Schedule 2 and Clause 27
2ndClauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 to 26, Schedule 2 and Clause 27 (so far as not previously concluded)
3rdClauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 to 26, Schedule 2 and Clause 27 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
4thClauses 28 to 59 and Clauses 61 to 68
5thClauses 28 to 59 and Clauses 61 to 68 (so far as not previously concluded)1 p.m.
6thClauses 69 and 70, Clauses 73 to 102, Schedule 3, Clauses 103 to 114, Schedule 4 and Clauses 115 to 146
7thClauses 69 and 70, Clauses 73 to 102, Schedule 3, Clauses 103 to 114, Schedule 4 and Clauses 115 to 146 (so far as not previously concluded)
8thClauses 69 and 70, Clauses 73 to 102, Schedule 3, Clauses 103 to 114, Schedule 4 and Clauses 115 to 146 (so far as not previously concluded)7 p.m.
9thClauses 147 to 152, Clause 154, Schedule 5, Clauses 155 to 157, Clauses 159 to 169, Clauses 173 to 175, Schedule 6, Clauses 176 and 177, Schedule 7, Clauses 178 to 187, Schedule 8 and Clauses 188 to 192
10thClauses 147 to 152, Clause 154, Schedule 5, Clauses 155 to 157, Clauses 159 to 169, Clauses 173 to 175, Schedule 6, Clauses 176 and 177, Schedule 7, Clauses 178 to 187, Schedule 8 and Clauses 188 to 192 (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.
11thClauses 193 and 194, Schedule 9, Clauses 195 to 214, Schedule 10, Clauses 215 to 237, Clause 153, Clauses 170 to 172 and Clause 238
12thClauses 193 and 194, Schedule 9, Clauses 195 to 214, Schedule 10, Clauses 215 to 237, Clause 153, Clauses 170 to 172 and Clause 238 (so far as not previously concluded)
13thClauses 193 and 194, Schedule 9, Clauses 195 to 214, Schedule 10, Clauses 215 to 237, Clause 153, Clauses 170 to 172 and Clause 238 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
14thClauses 239 to 263, Clause 60, Clauses 71 and 72, Clauses 264 to 275
15thClauses 239 to 263, Clause 60, Clauses 71 and 72, Clauses 264 to 275 (so far as not previously concluded)
16thClauses 239 to 263, Clause 60, Clauses 71 and 72, Clauses 264 to 275 (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.
17thClauses 276 to 284, Schedule 11, Clauses 285 to 326, Schedule 12, Clauses 327 to 333, Schedule 13 and Clause 334
18thClauses 276 to 284, Schedule 11, Clauses 285 to 326, Schedule 12, Clauses 327 to 333, Schedule 13 and Clause 334 (so far as not previously concluded)
19thClauses 276 to 284, Schedule 11, Clauses 285 to 326, Schedule 12, Clauses 327 to 333, Schedule 13 and Clause 334 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
20thClauses 335 to 337, Schedule 14, Clauses 338 to 346, Schedule 15, Clauses 347 to 354
21stClauses 335 to 337, Schedule 14, Clauses 338 to 346, Schedule 15, Clauses 347 to 354 (so far as not previously concluded)
22ndClauses 335 to 337, Schedule 14, Clauses 338 to 346, Schedule 15, Clauses 347 to 354 (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.
23rdClauses 355 to 375 and Schedule 16
24thClauses 355 to 375 and Schedule 16 (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.
25thClauses 376 to 386, Clause 158, Clauses 387 to 391, Schedules 17 to 19, Clauses 392 to 395, New Clauses, New Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill
26thClauses 376 to 386, Clause 158, Clauses 387 to 391, Schedules 17 to 19, Clauses 392 to 395, New Clauses, New Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey
Mr Simon Thomas

1

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   It shall be the principal duty of OFCOM to further the interests of consumers in relevant markets, where appropriate by promoting competition.

    (1A)   It shall further be the duty of OFCOM, in carrying out their functions—

      (a) to secure the optimal use for wireless telegraphy of the electro-magnetic spectrum;

      (b) to secure the availability throughout the United Kingdom of a range of television and radio services which (taken as a whole) are of high quality, sufficient to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests, and of a plurality of views sufficient to meet the diverse interests of citizens; and

      (c) to secure that standards falling with subsection (2) are applied in the case of all television and radio services.'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Thomas

150

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     at beginning insert—

    '( )   It shall be the principal duty of OFCOM to promote and further the interests of consumers and citizens.'.

   

Brian White

195

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   It shall be the principal duty of OFCOM in carrying out their functions—

      (a) to further the long-term interests of all citizens—

      (i) by ensuring the availability of a diversity and plurality of high quality content in television and radio;

      (ii) to secure that standards falling within subsection (2) are applied in the case of all television and radio services;

      (iii) to secure the optimal use of wireless telegraphy of the electromagnetic spectrum; and

      (b) to further the long-term interests of consumers by promoting the efficiency of electronic communications networks and services, and broadcasting

       and to do so wherever possible by promoting effective competition in national, regional and local communications markets throughout the United Kingdom.'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

151

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     after 'the', insert 'further'.

   

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

130

Clause     3,     page     3,     leave out lines 4 to 13 and insert 'to further the interests of consumers and citizens—

      (a) wherever possible by promoting effective competition;

      (b) by securing the optimal use for wireless telegraphy of the electromagnetic spectrum;

      (c) by securing the universal availability of a wide range of diverse and high quality communications services throughout the United Kingdom; and

      (d) by securing standards falling within subsection (2) which are applied in the case of all television and radio services.'.

   

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

29

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     leave out 'where appropriate by promoting competition'.

   

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

202

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out 'falling within subsection (2),' and insert 'set by OFCOM for the content of programmes'.

   

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

27

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     13,     at end insert 'and in carrying out their functions, OFCOM shall have regard to the principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed'.

   

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

124

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     13,     at end insert—

      '(e) to secure, so far as practicable and in the manner that best takes account of the need to protect personal data, in order to protect copyrighted content, and to empower parents to protect children from harmful content, that open standards for technological security systems are established and implemented.'.

 
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