Amendments proposed to the Communications Bill, As Amended - continuedHouse of Commons

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Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     376,     line     15     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

 '27A A decision relating to the making or revision of a statement under section 13B of that Act.'.


   

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

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Page     473,     line     1,     leave out Schedule 16.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     493,     line     44     [Schedule     17],     leave out sub-paragraph (3).


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     494,     line     30     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—
'( ) In subsection (1)(a), after "this Act" there shall be inserted "(except Part 6)".'.
   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     494,     line     39     [Schedule     17],     at end insert '(excluding the provisions of that Act which are enactments relating to the management of the radio spectrum within the meaning of that Act)'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     498,     [Schedule     17],     leave out lines 17 to 26.

   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     498,     line     27     [Schedule     17],     after '567(2)(b)', insert 'of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c.1)'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     510,     line     11     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

'Merchant Shipping Act 1995

 131A In section 91(7) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c.21) (report of dangers to navigation), in the definition of "controlled station for wireless telegraphy"—

(a)   after "Secretary of State" there shall be inserted "or by the Office of Communications"; and

(b)   for "by him" there shall be substituted "by the Office of Communications".'.   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     510,     line     13     [Schedule     17],     leave out from '132' to end and insert—

 '(1) The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In section 302(9)(a)'.
   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     510,     line     16     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

 (3) 'In Schedule 9 (certificates as to proof of certain routine matters), at the end there shall be inserted—
"The Communications Act 2003
Section 353(1) and (2) (offence of unauthorised installation or use of a television receiver)
A person authorised to do so by the British Broadcasting CorporationIn relation to premises at an address specified in the certificate, whether on a date so specified any television licence (for the purposes of that section) was, in records maintained on behalf of the Corporation in relation to such licences, recorded as being in force; and, if so, particulars so specified of such record of that licence."'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     516,     [Schedule     17],     leave out lines 5 to 13.

   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     516,     line     14     [Schedule     17],     after '38', insert 'to the Finance Act 2000 (c.17)'.

   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     516,     line     20     [Schedule     17],     leave out from beginning to '(relevant' in line 21 and insert—

 '(1) The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In section 26(6)(a) (surveillance carried out for detecting unlicensed TV use), for "section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949)" there shall be substituted "Part 4 of the Communications Act 2003)".

(3) In Part 1 of Schedule 1'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     518,     line     30     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

 '( ) For paragraph 8(1) there shall be substituted—

 "(1) It shall be the duty of OFCOM so to conduct their affairs as to secure that their revenues so far as they —

(a)   derive from the exercise of powers to impose charges or fees in respect of the carrying out of particular functions, and

(b)   do not fall to be paid into the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom or of Northern Ireland,

are at least sufficient to cover the costs of carrying out the functions to which the revenues relate."'.

   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     518,     line     41     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

'Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002

171A (1) Section 12 of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (c. 36) (exclusion from that Act of advertising on television and radio) shall be amended as follows.

(2) For subsection (3) there shall be substituted—
    "(3)   This subsection applies to —

(a) a service falling within section 206(1) of the Communications Act 2003 (independent television services regulated by the Office of Communications) which is not an additional television service (within the meaning of Part 3 of that Act); and

(b) an additional television service comprised in the public teletext service (within the meaning of that Part)."

(3) For subsection (5) there shall be substituted—
    "(5)   This subsection applies to a service which—

(a) falls within section 240(1) of the Communications Act 2003 (independent radio services regulated by the Office of Communications), but

(b) is not a digital additional sound service (within the meaning of Part 3 of that Act)."'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     519,     line     17     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

'( ) In section 168 (regulated markets)—

(a)   in subsection (3)(e), for "section 39(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (c.42)" there shall be substituted "section 282 of the Communications Act 2003";

(b)   for subsection (4)(e), there shall be substituted—

"(e) in relation to any networking arrangements (within the meaning given by section 282 of the Communications Act 2003), the duty of the Office of Communications under subsection (1) of section 3 of that Act to secure the matters mentioned in subsection (1A)(c) of that section;";

(c)   for subsection (5)(g), there shall be substituted—

"(g) the Office of Communications;".'.
   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     519,     line     23     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

'Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

173 (1) The Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 00) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In section 319(3) (mobile telephones), in the definition of "telephone apparatus", for "connected to a public telecommunication system (as defined in section 9(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (c.12))" there shall be substituted "used in connection with a public electronic communications service".

(3) In section 320(7)(c)(ii) (limited exemption for computer equipment), for "any public telecommunication system, and" there shall be substituted "a public electronic communications service."'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     521,     line     17     [Schedule     18],     leave out 'licensable sound programme services' and insert 'a formerly regulated radio service (within the meaning of section 246 of this Act)'.


   

Secretary Tessa Jowell
Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     522,     line     12     [Schedule     18],     at end insert—

'Pre-commencement proposals relating to universal service matters

4A (1) Where a proposal for the designation of a person as a universal service provider, has been confirmed under regulation 4(10) of the Electronic Communications (Universal Service) Regulations 2003 (S.I.2003/33), the designation is to have effect after the commencement of section 62 of this Act as a designation in accordance with regulations under that section.

(2) Where in any person's case a proposal to set a condition has been confirmed under regulation 4(10) or 5(4) of those regulations, that condition is to have effect after the commencement of that section as a condition set by OFCOM under section 41 of this Act and applied to that person.

(3) Where an appeal under regulation 6 of those regulations against a decision under them has been brought but not concluded before the commencement of section 187 of this Act—

(a)   that appeal is to be stayed or sisted as from the commencement of the section; but

(b)   the appellant is to have a new right of appeal under the section against the decision (as it has effect by virtue of this paragraph) as if—

(i) it were the corresponding decision made by OFCOM under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of this Act; and

(ii) it had been made immediately after the commencement of the section.

(4) Tribunal rules (within the meaning of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of this Act) may, in relation to an appeal stayed or sisted under sub-paragraph (3), make transitional provision for requiring steps taken and things done for the purposes of that appeal to be taken into account, to the extent set out in the rules, in the case of an appeal brought by virtue of paragraph (b) of that sub-paragraph.'.

 
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