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

251

Clause     120,     page     111,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If OFCOM considers that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the case is urgent in that there is an immediate risk of a serious threat to the safety or the public, to public health or to national security, to public policy of to consumers and that the urgency of the case makes it appropriate for them to take immediate action then they may issue an immediate direction under this section, notwithstanding that the conditions in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) are not satisfied.'.


   

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

100

Clause     131,     page     120,     line     42,     leave out paragraph (e).


   

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

240

Clause     132,     page     121,     line     35,     leave out 'those with an interest' and insert 'domestic consumers'.

   

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

241

Clause     132,     page     121,     line     38,     leave out 'those with an interest' and insert 'domestic consumers'.

   

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

242

Clause     132,     page     121,     line     41,     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

114

Clause     133,     page     122,     line     46,     at end add—

    '(7)   In a case where a requirement for information under section 131 or 132 indicates a requirement for any person to answer a question, make a statement or provide an opinion, whether orally or in writing, such answer, statement or opinion shall not be used by OFCOM in relation to any action to be taken against that person under section 33, 37, 92, 108, 126 or 135 without the consent in writing of that person.'.


   

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

102

Page     126,     line     20,     leave out Clause 137.


   

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

101

Clause     139,     page     128,     line     24,     leave out subsection (2).


   

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

119

Clause     146,     page     131,     line     38,     leave out from 'apparatus"' to end of line 39 and insert 'means (except where the extended definition in the electronic communications code applies) apparatus constructed or adapted for use in transmitting, conveying (including switching or routing) or receiving signals (as defined in section 28(10)) which are to be or have been conveyed by means of a transmission system described in section 28(1)(a).'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

15

Clause     149,     page     136,     line     32,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

23

Clause     156,     page     140,     line     44,     at end insert—

      '(d) after subsection (4), there shall be inserted—

          "(4A) The sum of charges in respect of the grant of recognised spectrum access shall not exceed those which would apply in line with the principles of section 34(4) of the Communications Act 2003.".'.


   

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

133

Clause     181,     page     163,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   OFCOM must make their decision no more than two weeks after the dispute is referred to them under section 180 (or, as the case may be, two weeks after the dispute is referred back to them under subsection (6)).

    (3B)   Where it is practicable for OFCOM to make their decision before the end of the two week period, they must make it as soon in that period as practicable.'.


   

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

134

Clause     185,     page     166,     line     16,     leave out paragraph (a).


   

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

120

Clause     187,     page     167,     line     26,     after 'approval', insert ', determination'.


   

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 John Whittingdale
Mr John Greenway
Mr Andrew Robathan
Mr Mark Hoban

252

*Page     240,     line     35,     leave out Clause 272.


   

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

256

*Clause     273,     page     242,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   It shall be the duty of OFCOM to carry out a review of the operation of the provisions of section 272 of this Act and section 32 of the 1990 Act no more than 12 months after the commencement of this section.'.

   

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

253

*Page     242,     line     1,     leave out Clause 273.


   

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

254

*Page     242,     line     12,     leave out Clause 274.


   

Brian White

243

Clause     299,     page     258,     line     34,     after 'channels', insert—

      '(aa) the listing and promotion of programmes accompanied by aids to viewing including subtitling, audio-description and signing;'.

   

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.'.

   

Brian White

244

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

    '(2A)   The code must include minimum requirements and best practice guidance on making electronic programme guides accessible to people who are blind, partially sighted or have other disabilities.'.

   

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

255

*Clause     299,     page     258,     leave out lines 38 and 39 and insert—

      '(a) those television programme services known as BBC1 and BBC2 provided by the BBC in digital form.'.


   

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'.

 
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