Amendments proposed to the Communications Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

612

*Schedule     12,     page     396,     line     43,     at end insert—

      'Monitoring of programmes

    18A (1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority—

            (a)   in respect of every programme included in any of their public television services, to retain a recording of the programme in the form, and for the period, specified by OFCOM;

            (b)   to comply with any request to produce such recordings to OFCOM for examination or reproduction; and

            (c)   to comply, to the extent that they are able to do so, with any request to produce to OFCOM a script or transcript of a programme included in any of their public television services.

    (2) The period specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) must be a period not exceeding ninety days.'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

608

*Schedule     12,     page     398,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '( )   No order is to be made containing provision authorised by sub-paragraph (7) unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

549

Clause     329,     page     282,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(bb) the requirements imposed by paragraph 9A of that Schedule (code relating to programme commissioning) or by a direction under sub-paragraph (3)(d) of that paragraph;'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

611

*Clause     329,     page     282,     line     28,     at end insert—

      '( ) the requirement imposed by paragraph 18A of that Schedule (monitoring of programmes);'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

193

Clause     329,     page     282,     line     41,     leave out '£250,000' and insert '£10,000'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

358

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     8,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

404

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     10,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Nick Harvey

405

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     11,     after 'States)', insert—

      '(aa) paragraph 2 (disqualification of religious bodies);'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Nick Harvey

21

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     12,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

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

229

Clause     335,     page     285,     leave out line 12 and insert—

      '(b) paragraphs 2 and 6 (disqualification of religious bodies and advertising agencies).'.

   

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

230

Clause     335,     page     285,     line     13,     leave out subsections (2) and (3).

   

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

231

Clause     335,     page     286,     line     30,     leave out subsections (5), (6) and (7).


   

Brian White

601

Clause     336,     page     287,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(c) in sub-paragraph 1(1)(h) after "interest" there shall be inserted "and where that participant is a body falling within paragraph (c) the body corporate is a regulated company for the purposes of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989".'.

   

Brian White

602

Clause     336,     page     287,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(c) in sub-paragraph 1(1)(h) before "a body corporate" there shall be inserted "subject to sub-paragraph (4)";

      (d) after sub-paragraph 3 there shall be inserted—

          "4A Sub-paragraph (1)(h) does not apply to a person in relation to a licence if—

          (i) OFCOM have made a determination under this paragraph in the case of that person;

          (ii) that determination is one made as respects licences of a description applicable to that licence; and

          (iii) the determination remains in force.

          (4B) OFCOM are to make a determination under this paragraph in a person's case and as respects a particular description of licence only if they are satisfied that it is appropriate notwithstanding sub-paragraph (1)(h) for that person to hold a licence of that description.

          (4C) OFCOM are not to make a determination under this paragraph except on an application made to them for the purpose.

          (4D) A determination under this paragraph may be made as respects only one or more of the following descriptions of licence—

          (a) a licence to provide a restricted service within the meaning of Part 1 of this Act;

          (b) a digital programme licence (within the meaning given by section 18 of the 1996 Act for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act);

          (c) a digital additional services licence (within the meaning given by section 25 of the 1996 Act for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act);

          (d) a licence to provide a television licensable content service (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Communications Act 2003);

          (e) a licence under Part 3 of this Act which is not a national licence;

          (f) a national digital sound programme licence (within the meaning given by section 60 of the 1996 Act for the purposes of Part 2 of that Act);

          (g) a local digital sound programme licence (within the meaning given by that section for those purposes);

          (h) a digital additional services licence (within the meaning given by section 64 of the 1996 Act for the purposes of Part 2 of that Act).

          (4E) OFCOM must publish guidance for persons making applications to them under this paragraph as to the principles that they will apply when determining for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b) what is appropriate.

          (4F) OFCOM must have regard to guidance for the time being in force under sub-paragraph (e) when making determinations under this paragraph.

          (4G) OFCOM may revise any guidance under sub-paragraph (e) by publishing their revisions of it.

          (4H) The publication of guidance under sub-paragraph (e), or of any revisions of it, is to be in whatever manner OFCOM consider appropriate.".'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

20

Page     286,     line     41,     leave out Clause 336.


   

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

471

Schedule     14,     page     408,     line     37,     leave out from beginning to end of line 5 on page 411.

   

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

475

Schedule     14,     page     411,     line     4,     leave out paragraph 6.

   

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

476

Schedule     14,     page     411,     line     4,     leave out 'or otherwise modify'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

406

Schedule     14,     page     411,     line     5,     at end insert—

'Part 1A

Channel 5 Licences

               Ban on newspaper proprietors holding a Channel 5 licence

    6A (1)   A person is not to hold a Channel 5 licence if—

      (a) he runs a national newspaper which for the time being has a national market share of 20 per cent. or more; or

      (b) he runs national newspapers which for the time being together have a national market share of 20 per cent. or more.

    (2)   For the purposes of this paragraph, each of the following shall be treated as holding a Channel 5 licence—

      (a) the actual licence holder; and

      (b) every person connected with the actual licence holder.

    (3)   The provisions of paragraphs 2 to 4 of this Schedule shall apply for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule insofar as they relate to national newspapers as if a Channel 5 licence were a licence to provide a Channel 3 service.'.

   

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

472

Schedule     14,     page     412,     line     37,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph (e).

   

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

473

Schedule     14,     page     412,     line     39,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph (f).

   

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

474

Schedule     14,     page     414,     line     38,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

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

478

Schedule     14,     page     416,     line     33,     leave out sub-paragraph (1).


   

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

44

Clause     338,     page     288,     line     24,     leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

    '(1)   Subsection (9) of section 32 of the 1990 Act (limits on participation in nominated news providers) shall cease to have effect.'

   

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

257

Clause     338,     page     288,     line     25,     leave out '40 per cent.' and insert '60 per cent.'.

   

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

258

Clause     338,     page     288,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   It shall be the duty of OFCOM to carry out a review of the operation of the provisions of subsections (8) to (11) of section 32 of the 1990 Act no later than 12 months after the commencement of this section.'.



 
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