4. LETTER FROM RT HON TESSA JOWELL, SECRETARY
OF STATE, DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT AND RT HON PATRICIA
HEWITT MP, SECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
We very much welcome the Joint Committee's report
on the draft Communications Bill, which was published as the Committee's
Nineteenth Report on 19 July.
Following the pre-legislative scrutiny process and
our separate public consultation we have made revisions to our
draft Bill, which we introduced into Parliament on 19 November.
We hope that the attached Memorandum, which provides
our response to each of the Committee's recommendations, will
give a helpful indication of our reaction to the Committee's report.
22 November 2002