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

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

The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 25th May 2000, as follows--

  Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clause 2
Schedule 2
Clauses 3 to 62
Schedule 3
Clauses 63 to 81
Schedule 4
Clauses 82 to 94
Schedules 5 and 6
Clauses 95 to 111
Schedule 7
Clauses 112 to 119
Schedules 8 and 9
Clauses 120 to 123
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
     The Lord Skelmersdale gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 1 be the first Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
1     Page 77, line 5, leave out ("Minister for the Civil Service") and insert ("Secretary of State") 
2     Page 77, line 6, leave out ("Minister for the Civil Service") and insert ("Secretary of State") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD LAIRD
 
3     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 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
4*     Page 2, line 25, leave out ("one delivery of relevant postal packets is") and insert ("two deliveries of relevant postal packets are") 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
5*     Page 2, line 26, leave out ("working day") and insert ("day except Sundays or Bank Holidays") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
6     Page 2, line 26, after ("day") insert ("before midday") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
7*     Page 2, line 30, leave out ("one collection of relevant postal packets is") and insert ("two collections of relevant postal packets are") 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
8*     Page 2, line 31, leave out ("working day") and insert ("day except Sundays or Bank Holidays") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
9     Page 2, line 31, after ("day") insert ("before midday") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
10*     Page 2, line 34, after ("tariff") insert ("including first and second class pricing") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
11     Page 2, line 41, at end insert ("and prices shall be geared to costs") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
12     Page 3, line 24, leave out ("20") and insert ("10") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
13     Page 4, line 36, leave out ("£1") and insert ("50 pence") 
14     Page 4, line 38, leave out ("350") and insert ("150") 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
15*     Page 5, line 1, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
16     Page 5, line 47, at end insert--
    ("(q)  the conveyance and delivery of election addresses")
 
17     Page 7, line 20, at end insert--
    (""election address" means a communication provided for by section 91 of the Representation of the People Act 1983,")
 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
18     Page 9, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Licence fees paid pursuant to subsection (2) shall be applied only for the purposes of enabling the Commission to perform its duties under sections 11 to 14 of this Act.")
 
19     Page 9, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  Every licence granted for the provision of a universal postal service shall contain an express provision prohibiting the licencee from imposing any condition (save as provided in subsection (2B)) on the addressee of mail and in particular (without limiting the effect of this subsection)--
    (a)  requiring the addressee to provide a receptacle for the receipt of mail anywhere other than at the main door of the building to which the mail is addressed; and
    (b)  in the case of a building in multiple occupation, requiring the installation of individual postal boxes in the lobby or elsewhere.
    (2B)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2A) a licencee shall be entitled to impose reasonable conditions on the manner and place of delivery where there is any hazard to the postal worker required to make the delivery.")
 
20*     Page 9, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State may by order prescribe such general provisions and general conditions as he shall deem appropriate to be included by the Commission in all licences or categories of licences or licences to be granted to particular classes of licensees.
    (  )  Every licence granted by the Commission shall contain the reservation of the power to amend it to conform to any requirements of a direction made by the Secretary of State after the issue of the licence.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
21     Page 9, line 26, after ("lie") insert ("or, in Scotland, be competent") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
22     Page 10, line 21, after ("may") insert ("at any time, and at least once every three years after the last such reference, shall") 
23     Page 10, line 24, leave out (", which are specified in the reference and") 
24     Page 10, line 32, after ("reference") insert ("other than an automatic triennial reference made under subsection (1)") 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
25     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 30
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
26*     Page 21, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  No penalty imposed by the Commission under this section may exceed 10 per cent of the turnover of the licence holder (determined in accordance with such provisions as may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.")
 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
27     Page 23, line 35, leave out ("by the Commission") 
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
28     Page 25, line 8, leave out from ("holder") to end of line 
29     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 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
30     Page 25, line 30, at end insert ("including that person's commercial interests") 
31     Page 25, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If a person objects to entry of anything in the register, he may appeal to the Secretary of State who may direct the Commission not to enter it or to delete it.")
 
32     Page 25, line 44, at end insert--
    ("or free of charge via a continuously available internet site")
 
  
Clause 43
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
33     Page 28, line 29, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
34     Page 28, line 30, leave out ("to be published") 
  
Clause 44
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
35     Page 28, line 35, after ("States") insert ("of the European Community") 
36     Page 28, line 37, after ("States") insert ("of the European Community") 
  
BY THE LORD HOWIE OF TROON
 
37     Page 28, line 37, at end insert ("including comparative information on the efficiency and economy of the provision of such services") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
38     Page 28, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In performing its duty under subsection (1)(a) the Commission shall compare annually the efficiency and economy in the provision of postal services by licence holders with the provision (in the United Kingdom and so far as practical, in other member States of the European Community and elsewhere) of other postal services and delivery services.")
 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
39     Page 29, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  a report on the findings which arise from the performance of the Commission of its duties under section 44(1)(a),")
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
40     Page 29, line 31, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
41     Page 29, line 31, leave out ("to be published") 
42     Page 29, line 34, leave out ("arrange for") and insert ("publish") 
43     Page 29, line 34, leave out ("to be published") 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
44     Page 30, line 3, leave out (", or arrange the publication of,") 
  
Clause 47
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
45     Page 30, line 20, leave out ("any person") and insert ("the Council, a universal service provider or any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider") 
46     Page 30, line 25, leave out ("any person who carries on any business") and insert ("a universal service provider or any licence holder under Part II who is not a universal service provider") 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
47     Page 32, line 13, leave out (" 95(2)") and insert ("(Inviolability of mails)(2)") 
 
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