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Communications Bill

This is the Communications Bill, as brought from the House of Commons on 5th March 2003.


Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, are published separately as HL Bill 41- EN.


The Baroness Blackstone has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

I am unable (but only because of clause 314) to make a statement that, in my view, the provisions of the Communications Bill are compatible with the Convention rights. However, the Government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Bill.

Communications Bill
Volume I - PDF version of the BillPDF
Volume II - PDF version of the BillPDF
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