Amendments proposed to the Communications Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr John Whittingdale
John Greenway
Andrew Robathan
Mark Hoban

359

Clause     171,     page     156,     line     12,     at end insert—

       'and should be—

      (a) appropriate; and

      (b) proportionate to the contravention in respect of which it is imposed and the size of the entity on which it is imposed'.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

400

Clause     172,     page     156,     line     45,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   For the purposes of this section—

      (a) the gross revenue of a person for a period, and

      (b) the extent to which a part of a person's gross revenue is attributable to the provision of any service,

       shall be ascertained in accordance with such principles as may be set out in a statement made by OFCOM.'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

401

Clause     172,     page     157,     line     7,     leave out 'Rules made by virtue of subsection (4)(a)' and insert 'Such a statement'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

402

Clause     172,     page     157,     line     10,     leave out 'rules' and insert 'principles set out in the statement'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

403

Clause     172,     page     157,     line     12,     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6)   OFCOM may revise a statement made under subsection (4) from time to time.

    (6A)   A statement made or revised under this section may set out different principles for different cases.

    (6B)   Before making or revising a statement under this section, OFCOM must consult the Secretary of State and the Treasury.

    (6C)   OFCOM must—

      (a) publish the statement made under subsection (4) and every revision of it; and

      (b) send a copy of the statement and of every such revision to the Secretary of State;

    and the Secretary of State must lay copies of the statement and of every such revision before each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

516

Clause     238,     page     210,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   In considering whether to make an order under this section, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of promoting local television and, in particular, to providing for the replacement of existing analogue local television licences by digital licences.'.

   

Brian White

493

Clause     238,     page     210,     leave out lines 30 to 33.

   

Brian White

494

Clause     238,     page     210,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   An order under this section in relation to a description of such services may, in particular, prescribe services to be provided primarily for the good of members of the public or of a particular community, rather than for commercial reasons.'.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

520

Clause     243,     page     214,     line     18,     leave out 'subsection (1)' and insert 'this section'.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

434

Clause     247,     page     216,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   An application under subsection (1) may only be made in the period which—

      (a) begins three years before the date on which the licence would otherwise expire; and

      (b) ends three months before the day that OFCOM have determined to be the day by which they would need to publish a notice under section 98(1) or 104(1) of the 1990 Act if they were proposing to grant a fresh licence to take effect from that date.

    (2B)   A determination for the purposes of subsection (2A)(b)—

      (a) must be made at least one year before the day determined; and

      (b) must be notified by OFCOM to the person who holds the licence in question.'.


   

Brian White

495

Page     221,     line     31,     leave out 'Access' and insert 'Community'.

   

Brian White

496

Page     221,     line     32,     leave out 'Access' and insert 'Community'.


   

Brian White
Mr Richard Allan

497

Clause     254,     page     222,     leave out lines 7 to 10.

   

Brian White

490

Clause     254,     page     222,     line     7,     leave out from 'services' to 'the' in line 8, and insert 'shall prohibit'.

   

Brian White
Mr Richard Allan

502A

Page     221,     line     32,     leave out Clause 254.


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

526

Clause     255,     page     222,     line     42,     after 'may', insert ', if so requested by OFCOM,'.


   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Thomas
Nick Harvey

464

Clause     256,     page     223,     line     17,     leave out 'five', and insert 'three'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Thomas
Nick Harvey

465

Clause     256,     page     223,     line     38,     after 'services' insert 'and related internet information services'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Thomas
Nick Harvey

466

Clause     256,     page     224,     line     11,     after 'together)' insert 'and related internet information services'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

506

Clause     256,     page     224,     line     22,     at end insert 'that complies with the impartiality requirements of section 308 relating to television broadcasting services and teletext services'.

   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

392

Clause     256,     page     224,     line     41,     leave out from 'include' to 'proportion' in line 42 and insert 'a wide range and a substantial'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

346

Clause     256,     page     224,     leave out lines 42 and 43 and insert 'a wide range and substantial proportion of programmes made in the regions and nations of the United Kingdom outside the M25 area'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Simon Thomas

303

Clause     257,     page     225,     line     43,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   The public service remit for every Channel 3 service is the provision of a range of high quality and diverse programming which, in particular, makes a significant contribution to meeting the need for the licensed public service channels to reflect the tastes and interests of different communities and cultural traditions within nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

    (2A)   The public service remit for Channel 5 is the provision of a range of high quality and diverse programming.'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Thomas
Nick Harvey

467

Clause     257,     page     225,     line     43,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    (2)   'The public service remit for every Channel 3 service is the provision of a broad range of high quality and diverse programming, including factual and entertainment programmes, in a manner which—

      (a) satisfies the tastes and interests of the part of the United Kingdom for which that service is licensed, and

      (b) reflects the regional diversity of the United Kingdom.'.

   

John Robertson
Mr Parmjit Dhanda

393

Clause     257,     page     225,     line     46,     at end insert 'including, in respect of Channel 3, a substantial proportion of programmes made outside the M25 area'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

347

Clause     257,     page     225,     line     46,     at end insert 'including, in respect of Channel 3, a substantial proportion of programmes made in the regions and nations of the United Kingdom outside the M25 area'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

528

Clause     257,     page     225,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In fulfilling the public service remit under subsection (2), every Channel 3 service shall have regard to the need for Channel 3 services (taken together as a network) to provide distinct regional programming, including regional programme production.'.


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

507

Clause     258,     page     226,     line     29,     leave out 'and'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

508

Clause     258,     page     226,     line     31,     and end insert '; and

    (c)   the provider will comply with the standards set by OFCOM's code under section 307 relating to the impartiality requirements of section 308.'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

513

Clause     258,     page     226,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Every report prepared under subsection (3) shall include—

      (a) an account of the handling and resolution of all complaints received by the provider of the channel that are not handled or resolved by procedures established by OFCOM in accordance with section 313(2); and

      (b) a particular account of the handling and resolution of complaints specified in paragraph (a) about compliance with the standards set by OFCOM's code under section 307 relating to the impartiality requirements of section 308.'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Nick Harvey

348

Clause     262,     page     230,     line     24,     leave out from 'serious' to 'and' in line 25.



 
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