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Tuesday 22nd January 2002


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STANDING COMMITTEE E

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL [LORDS]


RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 21st January (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Office of Communications Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock; and

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clause 1, Schedule, Clauses 2 to 7, new Clauses, new Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 5th February 2002.

Mr Douglas Alexander has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001)].

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     2,     leave out from 'the' to end of line 3 and insert 'Communications Regulation Commission.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     leave out 'OFCOM' and insert 'The Communications Regulation Commission'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

25

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     after first 'determine', insert 'in consultation with and following consideration by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

26

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 6 and insert 'more than 10 in addition to the Chairman and Chief Executive'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

47

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     leave out from 'three' to end.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

46

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall ensure that the membership of OFCOM includes a representative for Wales and a representative for Scotland, and in appointing these national representatives, the Secretary of State shall consult with the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

48

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall ensure that the membership of OFCOM includes a member dedicated to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are represented.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

55

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( )   In appointing members of OFCOM, the Secretary of State shall consult with the National Assembly of Wales and the Scottish Parliament in order to ensure that Welsh and Scottish broadcasting needs are considered.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     after 'shall', insert 'not be appointed until such time as a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament has considered and published its report and shall'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert 'and they shall serve a maximum of two consecutive four year terms.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

34

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Appointments by the Secretary of State shall be made in consultation with and following consideration by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament.'.

   

Nick Harvey
Mr Richard Allan

41

*     Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Appointments made by the Secretary of State falling within subsections (3)(a) and (3) (b) shall be subject to a vote of approval from a designated Select Committee of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

8

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     3,     after 'OFCOM', insert 'after consultation with and consideration by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

9

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     7,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

10

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     10,     leave out subsection (8).

   

Mr Simon Thomas

54

*     Clause     1,     page     2,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( )   OFCOM shall establish an office in Wales and an office in Scotland in order to ensure that Welsh and Scottish broadcasting needs are considered.'.


   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

28

Schedule,     page     7,     line     8,     at end insert ', and shall have regard to the principles of public life set out at page 14 of the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Cm 2850-I).'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

37

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Chairman and other non-executive members of OFCOM shall declare their financial and pecuniary interests in full in a publicly accessible Register of Interests.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

20

Schedule,     page     7,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(aa) a member of the BBC Board of Governors'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

21

Schedule,     page     7,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(5)   In making appointments the Secretary of State shall take into account the need to secure appointments of persons with experience of—

      (a) regional television;

      (b) religious broadcasting;

      (c) competition aspects of media ownership;

      (d) mobile phones;

      (e) broadband technology;

      (f) internet; and

      (g) the radio sector.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

40

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In making appointments, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the need for OFCOM to provide advice on the regulation of public service broadcasting.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

29

Schedule,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out from 'shall' to end of line 36 and insert 'serve a maximum of two consecutive four year terms'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

22

Schedule,     page     7,     line     36,     at end insert 'provided that no ordinary members of the board shall serve for more than two consecutive four year terms.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

36

*Schedule,     page     8,     line     39,     at end insert ', following consultation with and consideration by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

30

Schedule,     page     9,     line     18,     at end insert 'provided that no executive member serves for more than two consecutive four year terms'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

31

Schedule,     page     9,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In appointing the Chief Executive and other executive members, the Chairman and other non-executive members shall have regard to the principles of public life set out at page 14 of the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Cm 2850-I).'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

38

*Schedule,     page     9,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(1AA)   The chief executive and other executive members of OFCOM shall declare their financial and pecuniary interests in full in a publicly accessible Register of Interests.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

19

Schedule,     page     10,     line     42,     at end add 'and such grants shall be sufficient to enable OFCOM adequately to fulfil its statutory functions; and to employ sufficient staff for that purpose.'.

   

Mr Tim Yeo
Mr John Greenway
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson

23

Schedule,     page     11,     line     18,     at end insert 'and

      (c) the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons.'.

 
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