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.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Baroness Blackstone has made the following statement under section
19(1)(b) 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.