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

129

Clause     61,     page     61,     line     37,     at end insert ', including broadband services'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

213

Clause     61,     page     61,     line     44,     at end insert—

      '(e) apparatus for end-users with disabilities, which is capable of being used in connection with an electronic communications service'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

214

Clause     61,     page     61,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The universal service order must set out appropriate measures for making available text telephones to deaf, deafblind and speech-impaired people at an affordable price'.

   

John Robertson
Brian White

237

Clause     61,     page     61,     line     44,     at end insert—

      '(e) affordable access to services on ever-greater bandwidth.'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

215

Clause     62,     page     62,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(c) the supply of apparatus for end-users with disabilities which is capable of being used in connection with an electronic communications service.'.

   

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

78

Clause     62,     page     62,     line     18,     leave out 'may from time to time' and insert 'must, at intervals not exceeding two years, or if as a result of a change in market conditions, a communications provider notifies them in writing that it requires them to carry out such a review,'.


   

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

79

Clause     66,     page     65,     line     19,     at end insert 'with a view to considering whether such compliance may represent an unfair burden for that designated provider.

    (1A)   Where they consider that compliance may represent such a burden, they shall calculate the net cost to the provider of such compliance in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

14

Clause     67,     page     66,     line     45,     after 'them', insert—

      '(bb) in a manner that limits or removes the contribution required of communications providers who, by virtue of the limited scale of their relevant turnover, should, in the opinion of OFCOM, not be required to contribute or be required to contribute less'.


   

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

80

Clause     75,     page     72,     line     36,     leave out 'due' and insert 'utmost'.

   

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

81

Clause     75,     page     72,     line     42,     leave out 'due' and insert 'utmost'.


   

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

71

Clause     77,     page     74,     line     37,     leave out 'in OFCOM's opinion'.


   

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

82

Clause     79,     page     75,     line     41,     after 'identification', insert ', taking utmost account of all applicable guidelines,'.


   

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

83

Clause     80,     page     76,     line     21,     leave out from 'must' to 'carry' and insert 'at intervals not exceeding two years from the commencement of the previous analysis of the market concerned, or if, as a result of a change in market conditions, a communications provider notifies them in writing that it requires them to carry out such a review,'.


   

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

94

Page     77,     line     8,     leave out Clause 81.


   

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

199

Clause     83,     page     79,     line     33,     leave out 'unduly'.

   

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

200

Clause     83,     page     79,     line     35,     at end insert '(this condition to be interpreted in the light of Article 10(2) of the Access and Interconnection Directive)'.

   

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

201

Clause     83,     page     80,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   In relation to SMP conditions authorised by subsection (9), the burden of proof that charges are cost-orientated shall be with the dominant provider.'.

   

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

84

Clause     83,     page     80,     line     40,     leave out 'access' and insert 'services'.


   

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.

 
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