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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 17th December 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE E


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

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

62

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     19,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) such of the following as are used, by the person providing the system, for the conveyance, including switching or routing, of the signals—

      (i) apparatus comprised in the system; and

      (ii) software and stored data.'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

217

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     24,     leave out from 'service' to end of line 26 and insert 'which consists wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals on electronic communications networks but excludes content services'.

   

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

63

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     28,     leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—

      '(a) is available for use incidentally to the use of an electronic communications network or service; and

      (b) is so available for the purpose of—

      (i) making the provision of that network or service possible; or

      (ii) otherwise supporting the provision of that network or service.'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

227

Clause     28,     page     25,     leave out from beginning of line 30 to the word 'and' in line 31.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

218

Clause     28,     page     26,     line     14,     leave out from 'means' to end of line and insert 'any service which consists wholly or mainly'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

219

Clause     28,     page     26,     line     21,     leave out from 'the' to the end of line 22 and insert 'transmission services in networks used for broadcasting but excluding services providing content'.


   

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

64

Clause     29,     page     26,     line     38,     leave out from 'service' to end of line 39.


   

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

89

Clause     34,     page     32,     line     9,     leave out from beginning to 'or'.

   

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

65

Clause     34,     page     32,     line     19,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

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

90

Clause     34,     page     32,     leave out line 23.

   

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

66

Clause     34,     page     32,     line     30,     after 'statement', insert 'published'.

   

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

68

Clause     34,     page     32,     line     43,     at end insert 'and reflect the extent to which those persons on whom it will fall to pay charges under this section will be the beneficiaries of the regulation under this Part of other persons'.

   

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

67

Clause     34,     page     32,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Before making a statement under subsection (3), OFCOM must consult such of the persons who, in their opinion, are likely to be affected by it as they think fit'.


   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

220

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     46,     at end insert 'or'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

221

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

222

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     10,     at end insert 'or'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

223

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     11,     leave out paragraph (c).


   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

224

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     4,     leave out paragraph (b).


   

Mr Simon Thomas

190

Clause     41,     page     40,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   It shall be the duty of OFCOM to set a general condition to ensure parity of access to broadband services to at least 95 per cent. of the population in each nation of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.'.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

225

Clause     41,     page     41,     line     3,     leave out subsection (7).

   

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

87

Clause     41,     page     41,     line     3,     leave out 'either'.

   

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

88

Clause     41,     page     41,     line     4,     leave out from 'condition' to end of line 5.

   

John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

226

Clause     41,     page     41,     line     6,     leave out 'services'.

   

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

91

Clause     41,     page     41,     line     12,     leave out subsection (9).


   

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

92

Clause     42,     page     42,     line     39,     leave out subsection (9).


   

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

72

Clause     45,     page     44,     line     11,     leave out 'or consents' and insert ', consents or determinations.'

   

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

73

Clause     45,     page     44,     line     16,     leave out 'or consent' and insert 'consent or determination'.

   

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

74

Clause     45,     page     44,     line     24,     leave out 'or consent' and insert 'consent or determination'.

   

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

75

Clause     45,     page     44,     line     42,     leave out 'or consent' and insert 'consent or determination'.

   

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

76

Clause     45,     page     44,     line     43,     leave out 'or consent' and insert 'consent or determination'.


   

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

69

Clause     46,     page     45,     line     38,     leave out 'in OFCOM's opinion'.

   

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

70

Clause     46,     page     46,     line     3,     leave out 'in OFCOM's opinion'.

   

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

93

Clause     46,     page     46,     line     14,     leave out subsection (6).


   

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

126

Clause     47,     page     47,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(h) conditions requiring devices used to reproduce, convert, retrieve or access data or content through electronic communications networks or services to include technological security systems in compliance with such standards as OFCOM consider appropriate for protecting personal data, protecting copyrighted content and empowering parents to protect children from harmful content.'.


   

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

238

*Clause     48,     page     48,     line     27,     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 28 and insert 'that those procedures which are available for use by domestic and small business customers are inexpensive;'.

   

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

77

Clause     48,     page     48,     line     47,     at end insert 'but only when the value of the dispute does not exceed £5,000'.


   

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

239

*Clause     50,     page     50,     line     6,     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '(c) ensure that, in the case of every communications provider to whom the arrangements apply, those procedures which are available for use by domestic and small business customers are inexpensive;'.

 
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