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given up to and including

Tuesday 17th December 2002


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE E

COMMUNICATIONS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [10th December].


   

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

85

Clause     86,     page     82,     line     43,     at end add 'with a facility to override that selection on any occasion by dialling a code determined by OFCOM'.


   

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

103

Clause     89,     page     84,     line     24,     after 'apparatus', insert 'in that market'.

   

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

104

Clause     89,     page     84,     line     26,     leave out from 'section' to end of line 29 and insert 'are—

      (a) conditions requiring the dominant supplier to maintain such a separation for accounting purposes between matters relating to the supply of electronic communications apparatus in that apparatus market and the rest of the supplier's business as a whole as may be described in the conditions; and

      (b) conditions imposing price controls in relation to the supply (whether by sale or hire) of telephones for hardwiring to an electronic communications network.'.

   

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

86

Page     84,     line     18,     leave out Clause 89.


   

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

105

Clause     90,     page     84,     line     41,     leave out from 'OFCOM' to second 'that' and insert 'find, on the basis of an investigation in which the undertaking has had a proper opportunity in which to make representations'.

   

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

106

Clause     90,     page     85,     line     8,     leave out 'making representations' and insert 'stating his views'.

   

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

107

Clause     90,     page     86,     line     8,     after 'condition', insert 'consisting of the same behaviour'.


   

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

236

Clause     91,     page     86,     line     14,     leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

    '(1)   If, after following the procedure in section 90, OFCOM then proposes to give the notified provider an enforcement notification, it shall first—

      (a) give written notice of its proposed action stating the matters to which they have taken objection, the action they propose and their reasons for it;

      (b) inform the notified provider that any oral or written representations made to OFCOM within the period specified in the notice will be considered, and give the notified provider a reasonable opportunity to make such representations; and

      (c) subject to subsection (2), if so requested by the notified provider, give the notified provider or its authorised representatives an opportunity to inspect the documents in OFCOM's file relating to the proposed decision.

    (2)   OFCOM may give the notified provider an enforcement notification if the notified provider—

      (a) is or has been in contravention, in any of the respects notified, of a condition specified in the notification under section 90;

      (b) has not taken the necessary steps to remedy the contravention; and

      (c) has received a notice under subsection (1) and been afforded the opportunities to make representations and to access OFCOM's file as set out in that subsection.'.


   

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

233

Page     87,     line     4,     leave out Clause 92.


   

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

232

Clause     93,     page     87,     line     38,     leave out 'ten' and insert 'five'.

   

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

234

Page     87,     line     36,     leave out Clause 93.


   

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

108

Clause     94,     page     89,     line     43,     leave out from 'direction' to end of line 47.


   

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

109

Clause     95,     page     90,     line     19,     leave out fourth 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

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

110

Clause     95,     page     90,     line     22,     leave out 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

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

111

Clause     95,     page     90,     line     23,     leave out from second 'that' to end of line 24 and insert 'a direction was justified, they may confirm the direction with or without modifications'.


   

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

95

Page     91,     line     44,     leave out Clause 97.


   

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

115

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     3,     leave out 'or 97'.

   

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

96

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     4,     leave out 'or contravening supplier'.

   

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

97

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     10,     leave out 'or the contravening supplier'.

   

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

116

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     14,     leave out 'or 97'.

   

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

98

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     15,     leave out 'or contravening supplier'.

   

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

117

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     23,     leave out 'or 97'.

   

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

99

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     32,     leave out 'or contravening supplier'.

   

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

118

Clause     98,     page     93,     line     39,     leave out from '96' to end of line 40.


   

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

112

Clause     100,     page     94,     line     14,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

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

113

Clause     100,     page     94,     line     31,     at end add—

    '(4)   Any proceedings brought against a person by virtue of subsection (2)(a) shall be suspended pending the outcome of any appeal under section 187 in respect of any decision of OFCOM in relation to the breach or alleged breach which is the subject matter of the proceedings and the outcome of such appeal shall be binding in relation to those proceedings.'.


   

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

245

*Clause     116,     page     107,     line     27,     after 'content', insert ', promotion'.

   

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

246

*Clause     116,     page     108,     line     3,     leave out first 'service' and insert 'network'.

   

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

247

*Clause     116,     page     108,     line     5,     at end insert 'and'.

   

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

248

*Clause     116,     page     108,     line     8,     leave out from 'provided' to end of line 10.

   

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

249

*Clause     116,     page     108,     leave out lines 23 to 27 and insert—

      '(c) he is the provider of an electronic communications network used for the transmission of communications comprised in the service.'.


   

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

250

*Clause     118,     page     110,     leave out line 8 and insert—

      '(ee) power to provide for such a person to impose fines not exceeding £250,000 or to require the barring of access to particular premium rate services or to a range of premium rate services;

      (ef) power to provide for such a person to enforce, or to participate in the enforcement of, any such impositions or requirements made under such an order; and'.



 
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