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

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 Andrew Lansley

603

Clause     302,     page     261,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   Before drawing up or revising the code, OFCOM shall have regard to the extent to which matters they are required to secure under this section are, or may be, secured by effective self-regulation; and, in the light of that, to consider to what extent it would be appropriate not to draw up, modify or withdraw a code under this section.

    '(7B)   In determining for the purposes of this section whether procedures for self-regulation are effective OFCOM may take account not only of self-regulation independent of those to whom it applies, but also of the extent to which the matters to be secured under this section are being, and are likely to be, secured without the further imposition of a code.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

618

Clause     304,     page     262,     line     28,     leave out from 'appropriate' to end of line 29 and insert 'to promote the interests of consumers in markets relevant to the provision of licensed services or of connected services, where appropriate by promoting competition.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

619

Clause     304,     page     262,     line     30,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

620

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     10,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

621

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     12,     at end insert 'and—

      (e) every power of theirs to issue a code of practice or guidance to holders of such a licence.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

622

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In any case where OFCOM decide to exercise any of their Broadcasting Act powers for a competition purpose, OFCOM shall give written notice to any person affected by that decision, stating that—

      (a) the exercise of the power in question is to any extent for a competition purpose; and

      (b) any person so affected may appeal to the Competition Appeals Tribunal against the decision in accordance with this section.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

623

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     28,     leave out from 'excludes' to 'to' in line 32 and insert 'consideration of whether any breach of subsection (2) has occurred or may occur, and accordingly that matter falls'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

624

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     34     after first 'a', insert 'Broadcasting Act'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

625

Clause     305,     page     263,     line     35     leave out from 'if' to end of line 41 and insert 'and to the extent that, that power is exercised by OFCOM in furtherance of the duty under section 3(1)(a) of this Act.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

626

Clause     306,     page     264,     line     15,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

627

Clause     306,     page     264,     line     17,     at end insert '; and

      (d) every condition imposed by them under or for the purposes of a broadcasting provision.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

628

Clause     306,     page     264,     line     18,     leave out 'his' and insert 'their'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

629

Clause     306,     page     264,     leave out lines 24 to 30 and insert 'if, and to the extent that, the provision is made in furtherance of the duty under section 3(1)(a)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

630

Clause     306,     page     264,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   If, and to the extent that, OFCOM determines that a provision subject to periodic review under this section is or may be expected no longer to be necessary—

      (a) in order to secure fulfilment of their duties under section 3(1)(a); or

      (b) because the market to which the provision relates is effectively competitive and no licence holder is able to exercise significant market power, as defined under section 74 of this Act,

       then OFCOM shall be required to revoke or withdraw that provision, or modify it to the extent consistent with its continuing requirement under subsection (4).'.


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

522

Clause     307,     page     264,     line     43,     after 'are', insert 'appropriately'.

   

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

589

Clause     307,     Page     264,     line     43,     at end insert 'from material likely to cause harm or disturbance'.

   

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 Andrew Lansley
Brian White
Nick Harvey

604

Clause     307,     page     265,     line     23,     at end insert—

      '(k) that special regard is given to the unique status of the National Lottery and licensed lotteries.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Brian White
Nick Harvey

605

Clause     307,     page     266,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Standards set to secure the standards objective specified in subsection 2(k) shall, in particular, contain provisions designed to ensure that nothing shall directly or indirectly prevent, limit or restrict programme service providers from including in programmes material which—

      (a) informs viewers and listeners of the benefits to the public from the National Lottery;

      (b) informs viewers and listeners about the National Lottery and the features of licensed lotteries;

      (c) educates viewers and listeners on how to participate in licensed lotteries;

      (d) promotes the National Lottery and licensed lotteries.

    (6B)   In this section and section 312 "National Lottery" shall be as defined in section 1 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and "licensed lotteries" means those lotteries licensed by the National Lottery Commission pursuant to section 6 of that Act.'.


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

509

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     22,     leave out first 'national'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

510

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     22,     leave out 'and national'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

514

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     22,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

511

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     23,     after 'service', insert 'and radio licensable content service'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

512

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

515

Clause     308,     page     266,     line     26,     leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.


   

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 Andrew Lansley
Brian White
Nick Harvey

606

Clause     312,     page     269,     line     40,     after 'sponsorship', insert—

    '(bb)   the National Lottery Commission about so much of the draft code as relates to or could affect the National Lottery or licensed lotteries;'.

   

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'.


   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

523

Clause     315,     page     272,     line     8,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

591

Clause     321,     page     277,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The regulatory regime for every television licensable content service licence and every radio licensable content service licence shall include—

      (a) conditions requiring the inclusion in that service of party political broadcasts and of referendum campaign broadcasts, if so prescribed under this section; and

      (b) conditions requiring that licence holder to observe such rules with respect to party political broadcasts and referendum campaign broadcasts as may be made by OFCOM.'.

 
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