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

259

Clause     343,     page     293,     line     35,     leave out from 'respects"' to end of line 36.

   

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

454

Clause     343,     page     293,     line     36,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

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

260

Clause     343,     page     293,     line     37,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

568

Clause     344,     page     294,     line     41,     at end insert—

      '( ) what it is appropriate to achieve by conditions and duties under section 269 and paragraphs 1 and 7 of Schedule 12 and the effectiveness for that purpose of the conditions and duties for the time being in force;

      ( ) whether it would be appropriate to recommend to the Secretary of State that he exercises any of his powers under that section or those paragraphs;

      ( ) the extent to which work on independent productions (within the meaning of that section and those paragraphs) that are produced in the United Kingdom is done in a range of production centres outside the M25 area;'.


   

Brian White

498

Clause     345,     page     295,     line     18,     leave out 'access radio' and insert 'community media'.

   

Brian White

499

Clause     345,     page     295,     line     19,     leave out 'access radio' and insert 'community media'.

   

Brian White

500

Clause     345,     page     295,     line     20,     leave out 'appropriate' to the end of line 22 and insert 'for the support and development of community media'.

   

Brian White

501

Clause     345,     page     295,     line     32,     leave out subsection (4), and insert—

    '(4)   In this section "community media" means communications services provided primarily for the benefit of members of the public in a defined geographical locality or in a particular community and not operated by the BBC or for commercial purposes.

    (5)   In subsection (2)—

       "communications services" includes—

      (a) radio and television broadcasting;

      (b) electronic communications networks and services; and

      (c) content services carried out by services falling within paragraphs (a) or (b).'.

   

Brian White

502

Page     295,     line     19,     leave out Clause 345.


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

435

Schedule     15,     page     424,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A) In subsection (2), after "not later than" there shall be inserted "the day falling three months before".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

436

Schedule     15,     page     425,     line     6,     after '"(12)', insert—

             'A determination for the purposes of subsection (11)—

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

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

          (13)'.   

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

437

Schedule     15,     page     430,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(3A) In subsection (2), after "not later than" there shall be inserted "the day falling three months before".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

438

Schedule     15,     page     431,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '( ) After subsection (11) there shall be inserted—

          "(12)   A determination for the purposes of subsection (11)—

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

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

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

439

Schedule     15,     page     431,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( ) In subsection (3), after "not later than" there shall be inserted "the day falling three months before".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

440

Schedule     15,     page     432,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(6) After subsection (13) there shall be inserted—

          "(14)   A determination for the purposes of subsection (13)(c)—

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

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

   

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

643

Schedule     15,     page     435,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '60A (1)   Section 176 of the 1990 Act (duty to provide advance information about programmes) shall be amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (3)(b) for "the Secretary of State by order" there shall be substituted "OFCOM, following consultation with publishers and persons providing programming services."

    (3)   In subsection (4), for "An order under subsection (3) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament" there shall be substituted "OFCOM shall produce a Code of Practice in the provision of advance information about programmes to publishers, to ensure the interests of consumers continue to be protected.".'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

407

Schedule     15,     page     438,     line     11,     leave out sub-paragraph (4) and insert—

    '(4)   For paragraph 1(2) and (3) of Part 2, there shall be substituted—

      "(2) Sub-paragraph (1) shall apply in relation to any Broadcasting Act licence other than a licence to provide a Channel 3 service and a Channel 5 licence as if paragraphs (a) and (b) (and the reference to those paragraphs in paragraph (i)) were omitted.".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

272

Schedule     15,     page     438,     line     34,     leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—

    '(3) In paragraph 2(1) (persons disqualified from membership of the Corporation), for paragraphs (b) to (d) there shall be substituted "or

                (b)   a member or employee of OFCOM.".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

441

Schedule     15,     page     444,     line     24,     at end insert—

      'Duration of multiplex licences

    88A (1) Section 16 of the 1996 Act (duration and renewal of multiplex licences) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) For "the Commission", wherever occurring, there shall be substituted "OFCOM".

    (3) In subsection (3), after "not later than" there shall be inserted "the day falling three months before".

    (4) After subsection (12), there shall be inserted—

          "(12A)   A determination for the purposes of subsection (12)—

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

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

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

442

Schedule     15,     page     444,     line     26,     leave out 'sections 16 and 17 of the 1996 Act (duration and' and insert 'section 17 of the 1996 Act ('.

   

Mr Calum MacDonald

390

Schedule     15,     page     447,     line     27,     leave out 'In'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

443

Schedule     15,     page     454,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(2A) In subsection (3), after "not later than" there shall be inserted "the day falling three months before".'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

444

Schedule     15,     page     454,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(4) After subsection (12) there shall be inserted—

          "(12A)   A determination for the purposes of subsection (12)—

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

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


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

17

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     38,     leave out 'three' and insert 'two'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

18

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     38,     leave out 'to (5)' and insert 'and (4)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

19

Clause     347,     page     296,     line     43,     leave out 'a selection' and insert 'a sequence of at least two selections'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

16

Clause     347,     page     297,     line     3,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Stephen Timms
Dr Kim Howells

380

Clause     348,     page     298,     line     42,     at end insert—

'"initial expiry date" has the meaning given by section [Meaning of "initial expiry date"];'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

210

Clause     348,     page     299,     line     10,     at end insert—

       '"must-distribute services" means the services for the time being listed in section [conditions applying to satellite packagers];'

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

211

Clause     348,     page     300,     line     8,     at end insert—

       '"satellite package" and "satellite packager" are to be construed in accordance with section [definition of satellite packaging];'

 
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