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

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.


   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

395

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     17,     leave out from first 'that' to end of line and insert 'a substantial and significant'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

352

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     17,     leave out from 'a' to end of line 19 and insert 'substantial and significant proportion of Channel 3 programmes made in the United Kingdom are programmes made in the regions and nations of the United Kingdom outside the M25 area'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas
John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

353

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     22,     leave out 'suitable' and insert 'wide'.

   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

396

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     24,     leave out from 'that' to 'proportion' and insert 'a substantial and significant'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

354

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     24,     leave out 'suitable' and insert 'substantial and significant'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas
John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

355

Clause     276,     page     243,     line     42,     at end add 'and means both network and regional programmes'.


   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

397

Clause     277,     page     244,     line     5,     leave out 'sufficient' and insert 'significant'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas
John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

356

Clause     277,     page     244,     line     11,     leave out 'suitable' and insert 'significant'.

   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

398

Clause     277,     page     244,     line     34,     leave out 'suitable' and insert 'significant'.

   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

399

Clause     277,     page     245,     line     12,     leave out 'suitable' and insert 'significant'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

357

Clause     278,     page     246,     line     9,     after first 'the', insert 'regions and nations of the'.


   

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

285

Clause     293,     page     254,     line     21,     leave out 'from time to time' and insert 'at least once every three years'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

315

Clause     293,     page     254,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In exercising its functions under subsection (1) OFCOM must ensure that the providers of services to which this section applies provide users of those services with adequate information regarding the availability of and access to subtitling.'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

316

Clause     293,     page     254,     line     30,     leave out 'tenth' and insert 'fifth'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

313

Clause     293,     page     254,     line     43,     leave out '10' and insert '50'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

314

Clause     293,     page     255,     line     22,     at end insert 'taking account of whether a programme is provided on a channel which is normally offered to consumers as a separate service or as one of a number of channels forming part of a single service'.

   

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

284

Clause     293,     page     255,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   It shall be the duty of OFCOM to collate and publish at least once each year details of the extent to which every service to which this section applies has met the obligations referred to in subsection (3).'.

   

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 Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

271

Clause     299,     page     259,     line     18,     leave out subsection (7).


   

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'.


   

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

207

Clause     312,     page     269,     line     26,     leave out 'After publishing the' and insert 'In the preparation of any'.

   

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

208

Clause     312,     page     270,     line     6,     leave out 'professional organisations' and insert 'organisations, bodies and associations'.


   

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

209

Clause     313,     page     271,     line     8,     leave out 'themselves'.


   

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

286

Clause     322,     page     277,     line     41,     after 'programme', insert '(including any subtitling or other services relating that programme)'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

192

Clause     322,     page     278,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '(d) It shall be allowable for a service provider to enter into a contractual obligation with a third party in pursuance of compliance with paragraph (a) above.


   

Michael Fabricant
Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

235

Schedule     12,     page     387,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '1A(1)   It shall be the duty of the BBC to secure that, in each relevant period, not less than the prescribed percentage of the total amount of time allocated to the broadcasting of qualifying programmes in the radio broadcasting services provided by them is allocated to the broadcasting of a range and diversity of independent productions.

    (2)   In subparagraph (1)—

      (a) the reference to prescribed percentage is a reference to the percentage which the Secretary of State may by order specify;

      (b) the reference to qualifying programmes is a reference to programmes of such description as the Secretary of State may by order specify as describing the programmes that are to be qualifying programmes for the purposes of that section;

      (c) the reference to independent productions is a reference to programmes of such description as the Secretary of State may by order specify as describing the programmes that are to be independent productions for the purposes of that subsection; and

      (d) the reference to a range of independent productions is a reference to a range of programmes in terms of cost of acquisition as well as in terms of the types of programme involved.

    (3)   Before making an order under subparagraph (2) above the Secretary of State shall consult with OFCOM.

    (4)   OFCOM shall, in each relevant period, make a report to the Secretary of State on the extent to which the BBC have performed their duty under subparagraph (1) above in that period.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

194

Schedule     12,     page     387,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In subsubparagraph (2)(b), "mainly" means at least 75 per cent.'.



 
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