Amendments proposed to the Communications Bill - continued House of Commons

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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.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

592

Clause     321,     page     277,     line     13,     at end insert ', having regard to the number of seats being contested by each party in relation to the number of seats being contested in the election;'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

593

Clause     321,     page     277,     line     15,     after 'broadcasts', insert ', having regard to levels of proven electoral support;'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

594

Clause     321,     page     277,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The rules made by OFCOM for the purposes of this section may make further provision prescribing which channel and service, including a relevant service of the BBC, is to be required to include party political broadcasts or referendum campaign broadcasts as appropriate; and such provision may be made by reference to such thresholds, based on calculation of audience share, as OFCOM may prescribe, having regard to the views expressed—

      (a) by the Electoral Commission;

      (b) by licensed public service channel providers;

      (c) by holders of licences for a television or radio licensable content service in respect of which an obligation to include party political broadcasts or referendum campaign broadcasts is proposed; or

      (d) by the BBC.'.


   

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.

   

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

633

Clause     322,     page     278,     line     10,     leave out 'ninety' and insert 'forty two'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

609

Clause     322,     page     278,     line     16,     leave out 'Chapter' and insert 'Part'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

610

Clause     322,     page     278,     line     17,     leave out 'Chapter' and insert 'Part'.


   

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

634

Clause     325,     page     279,     line     3,     leave out subsections (1) and (2).

   

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

641

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     4,     leave out subsection (3).

   

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

635

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     10,     leave out 'to (3)'.

   

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

636

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     23,     leave out '(6)' and insert '(4)'.

   

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

637

Clause     325,     page     280,     leave out lines 34 to 38.

   

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

638

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     43,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

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

639

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     45,     leave out '(7)' and insert '(5)'.

   

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

640

Clause     325,     page     280,     line     46,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(6)'.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

569

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     29,     leave out 'sub-paragraph (1)' and insert 'this paragraph'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

570

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     30,     leave out 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

571

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     33,     leave out 'that sub-paragraph' and insert 'this paragraph'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

572

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     34,     leave out 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

573

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     37,     leave out 'that sub-paragraph' and insert 'this paragraph'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

574

Schedule     12,     page     386,     line     39,     leave out 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

575

Schedule     12,     page     387,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The Secretary of State may also by order provide for the BBC to have the duty set out in sub-paragraph (3B), either instead of or as well as the one set out in sub-paragraph (1).

    (3B) That duty is a duty to secure that, in each year, not less than the percentage specified in the order of the programming budget for that year for the television broadcasting services provided by the BBC is applied in the acquisition of independent productions.

    (3C) The power to make an order under sub-paragraph (3A) includes power to provide that the BBC are again to be subject to a duty to which they have previously ceased to be subject by virtue of such an order, in addition to or instead of the duty to which they are subject (apart from the exercise of that power) by virtue of this paragraph.

    (3D) The Secretary of State is not to make an order for the BBC to be or to cease to be subject to the duty mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (3B) unless—

            (a)   OFCOM have made a recommendation to him that the BBC should be subject to that duty, or should cease to be subject to it; and

            (b)   the order gives effect to that recommendation.

    (3E) Where television broadcasting services are designated by or under an agreement having effect between the Secretary of State and the BBC for the purposes of section 193—

            (a)   as services that must be treated separately for the purposes of the duty imposed by sub-paragraph (1) or a duty imposed under sub-paragraph (3A), or

            (b)   as services that must be included in a group of services that must be taken together for the purposes of such a duty,

    that duty is to have effect in accordance with sub-paragraph (3F).

    (3F) A duty having effect in accordance with this sub-paragraph is to have effect as if (instead of applying to all the television broadcasting services provided by the BBC, taken together) it applied separately—

            (a)   in relation to each service that is required to be treated separately; and

            (b)   in relation to each group of services that are required to be taken together.

    (3G) The BBC must comply with directions given to them by OFCOM for the purpose of—

            (a)   carrying forward to one or more subsequent years determined in accordance with the direction any shortfall for any year in their compliance with the duties imposed by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (3A); and

            (b)   thereby increasing the percentage applicable for the purposes of those duties to the subsequent year or years.

    (3H) For the purposes of this paragraph—

            (a)   the amount of the programming budget for a year, and

            (b)   the means of determining the amount of that budget that is applied for any purpose,

    are to be computed in accordance with such provision as may be set out in an order made by the Secretary of State, or as may be determined by OFCOM in accordance with such an order.'.

 
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