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Postal Services Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Postal Services Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD LAIRD
 
     Page 2, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the Commission has imposed such a condition, it must include a condition that the designs and illustrations on adhesive postage stamps proving the payment of the public tariff (as mentioned in section 4(1)(b)) reflect the entire United Kingdom as well as its history and culture")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 15, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  Section 82(1) and (2) of the 1973 Act (prejudicial information and absolute privilege) shall apply to notices given by the Competition Commission under section 19(6) or (8) above as it applies to reports made by the Competition Commission under that Act.")
 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 23, line 35, leave out ("by the Commission") 
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 25, line 8, leave out from ("holder") to end of line 
     Page 25, line 9, at end insert ("and in England and Wales and Northern Ireland such penalty and interest may be recovered as a civil debt due to the Commission") 
  
Clause 43
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 28, line 29, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
     Page 28, line 30, leave out ("to be published") 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 29, line 31, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
     Page 29, line 31, leave out ("to be published") 
     Page 29, line 34, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
     Page 29, line 34, leave out ("to be published") 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 30, line 3, leave out (", or arrange the publication of,") 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 32, line 13, leave out (" 95(2)") and insert ("(Inviolability of mails)(2)") 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 33, line 40, leave out (", or arranging the publication of,") 
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 35, line 7, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
     Page 35, line 7, leave out ("to be published") 
     Page 35, line 10, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
     Page 35, line 10, leave out ("to be published") 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 36, leave out line 2 
     Page 36, line 3, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 38, line 42, after ("or") insert ("(as the case may be)") 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 44, line 12, leave out ("this section") and insert ("subsection (1), (2) or (5)") 
  
Clause 83
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 49, line 39, after ("or") insert--
    ("(b)  intentionally opens")
 
     Page 49, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the delaying or opening of a postal packet or the opening of a mail-bag under the authority of--
    (a)  this Act or any other enactment (including, in particular, in pursuance of a warrant issued under any other enactment), or
    (b)  any directly applicable Community provision.
    (1B)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the delaying or opening of a postal packet in accordance with any terms and conditions applicable to its transmission by post.
 
    (1C)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the delaying of a postal packet as a result of industrial action in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute.
 
     (1D)  In subsection (1C) "trade dispute" has the meaning given by section 244 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and the reference to industrial action shall be construed in accordance with that Act.")1992 c. 52.
  
Clause 84
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 50, line 5, after ("or") insert--
    ("(b)  intentionally opens")
 
     Page 50, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsections (1A) to (1D) of section 83 apply to subsection (1) above as they apply to subsection (1) of that section.")
 
     Page 50, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsections (1A) and (1B) of section 83 (so far as they relate to the opening of postal packets) apply to subsection (2) above as they apply to subsection (1) of that section.")
 
  
Clause 89
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 52, line 34, at end insert ("(so far as not otherwise agreed)") 
     Page 53, line 17, after ("concerned") insert ("and in England and Wales and Northern Ireland may be so recovered") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 86, line 22, leave out paragraph 20 
  
Clause 95
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 55, line 31, leave out subsections (1) to (3) 
  
After Clause 102
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subsection (2) applies to--
    (a)  a postal packet,
    (b)  anything contained in a postal packet, and
    (c)  a mail-bag containing a postal packet,
which is not the property of the Crown but which is in the course of transmission by post.
 
    (2)  Anything to which this subsection applies shall have the same immunity from--
    (a)  examination, or seizure or detention, under a relevant power conferred by virtue of this Act or any other enactment,
    (b)  seizure under distress or in execution,
    (c)  in Scotland, any diligence, and
    (d)  retention by virtue of a lien,
as it would have if it were the property of the Crown.
 
    (3)  In subsection (2) "relevant power" means any power other than--
    (a)  a power conferred by section 47 so far as it is exercised for any purpose connected with the investigation of an offence under section 6 or any proceedings for such an offence,
    (b)  a power conferred under section 49,
    (c)  a power conferred by an enactment relating to customs or excise in its application, by virtue of section 103 or any regulations made under that section, to goods contained in postal packets, or
    (d)  a power conferred by section 104 or 105.
    (4)  The Secretary of State may by order modify subsection (3).")
Inviolability of mails.
  
Clause 103
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 62, line 20, leave out ("other country") and insert ("country or territory outside the United Kingdom") 
     Page 62, line 29, after ("concerned") insert ("and in England and Wales and Northern Ireland may be so recovered") 
  
Clause 105
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 63, line 27, leave out ("if necessary,") 
     Page 63, line 27, leave out ("in the post office") 
     Page 63, line 29, at end insert--
    ("(  )  destroy or otherwise dispose of the packet.")
 
     Page 63, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsection (1) is without prejudice to any other powers which the postal operator may have in relation to the packet (whether under the terms and conditions applicable to its transmission by post or otherwise).")
 
 
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