Postal Services Bill -
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After Clause 110
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
114     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) The Secretary of State may by order vest in the Post Office company such records of the department of the Postmaster General as--
    (a)  belong to Her Majesty in right of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, and
    (b)  are specified in or described by the order.
    (2)  The Secretary of State may give such directions to the Post Office company as he considers appropriate for ensuring that any records so transferred to the Post Office company are available to the Crown for inspection and copying.")
Records of the former Postmaster General's department.
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
115     Page 91, line 6, after ("State") insert (", the Treasury") 
116     Page 93, leave out line 8 
117     Page 93, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Sub-paragraph (1) is without prejudice to any other exception to paragraph 1(2).")
 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
118     Page 67, line 16, leave out ("or 101") and insert (", 101 or 121") 
119     Page 67, line 20, leave out ("or") 
120     Page 67, line 20, after (" 93") insert ("or (Inviolability of mails)(4)") 
121     Page 67, line 20, after (" 93") insert ("or (Schemes in relation to postal and money orders)(10)") 
122     Page 67, line 23, leave out subsection (5) 
123     Page 67, line 32, after (" 101") insert (", (Inviolability of mails)(4)") 
124     Page 67, line 34, after (" 102") insert (", (Schemes in relation to postal and money orders)(10)") 
  
Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
125     Page 68, line 13, at end insert--
    (""body" includes an unincorporated association,")
 
126     Page 69, line 13, after ("collecting") insert (", sorting") 
  
Clause 118
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
127     Page 70, line 19, at end insert-- 
 
("Body Section 117(1)")
 
  
Clause 119
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
128     Page 71, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any amendment by that Schedule of an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation is without prejudice to any power to make further subordinate legislation modifying the amended enactment.")
 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
129     Page 93, line 24, at end insert-- 
 ("Public Records Act 1958 (c.51) 
     . In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition of public records), in Part II of the Table which is at the end of paragraph 3, there shall be inserted at the appropriate places--
    Consumer Council for Postal Services"
    Post Office company (within the meaning of Part IV of the Postal Services Act 2000)."")
 
130     Page 93, line 29, at end insert--
 
    (". In that Schedule to that Act the reference to the Postal Services Commission shall be construed as a reference to the Commission established by section 1 of this Act.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
131*     Page 93, line 29, at end insert-- 
 ("POST OFFICE ACT 1969 
     . In section 7(1) of the Post Office Act 1969, in paragraph (bb), the words ", in such parts of post offices as are open to the public (whether for the transaction of postal business or otherwise), "shall cease to have effect.") 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
132     Page 94, line 12, at end insert--
 
    (". In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Act of 1975 the reference to the Postal Services Commission shall be construed as a reference to the Commission established by section 1 of this Act.")
 
133     Page 95, line 25, at end insert-- 
 ("Value Added Tax Regulations 1995 (S.I.1995/2518) 
     . In regulation 2 of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1995 (interpretation) in the definition of "datapost packet"--
    (a)  for the words "the Post Office" there shall be substituted "the Post Office company",
    (b)  after "a post office" there shall be inserted "of the Post Office company", and
    (c)  after "United Kingdom", where it appears for the fifth time, there shall be inserted "by that company".")
 
134     Page 95, line 41, at end insert-- 
 ("Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (c.29) 
     .  In Schedule 2 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997, in paragraph 3(4)(a) (relief from non-domestic rates for rural post offices) for the words from "the Post Office" to "1953)" there shall be substituted "a universal service provider (within the meaning of the Postal Services Act 2000) and in connection with the provision of a universal postal service (within the meaning of that Act)".") 
135     Page 95, line 41, at end insert-- 
 ("Postal Services Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2107) 
     . In Regulation 2(1) of the Postal Services Regulations 1999 (designation of Secretary of State and Postal Services Commission as national regulatory authorities for the postal sector in the United Kingdom) the reference to the Postal Services Commission shall be construed as a reference to the Commission established by section 1 of this Act.") 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
136     Page 96, column 3, leave out lines 4 to 13 and insert ("The whole Act.") 
137     Page 96, leave out lines 14 to 18 
138     Page 96, line 18, at end insert-- 
 
("1967 c. 13. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 In Schedule 2, the entries relating to the Post Office Users' Council for Northern Ireland, the Post Office Users' Council for Scotland, the Post Office Users' Council for Wales and the Post Office Users' National Council.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
139*     Page 96, line 22, column 3, leave out ("Sections 6 to") and insert 
  ("Section 6.
Section")
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
140     Page 96, line 32, column 3, leave out ("Section 74(2).") and insert-- 
 
("Sections 69 to 75.
Sections 80 and 81.")
 
141     Page 96, line 33, column 3, at end insert-- 
  ("Section 87.")  
142     Page 96, line 35, column 3, at end insert-- 
  ("Schedules 1 to 3.")  
143     Page 96, line 47, column 3, leave out ("Postal Services") and insert ("Post Office") 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
144*     Page 97, column 3, leave out line 14 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
145     Page 97, column 3, leave out lines 46 to 50 and insert-- 
 
("In Regulation 1(3), the definitions of "the 1969 Act" and "the 1981 Act".
Regulation 2(2) and (3).")
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
146     Page 97, line 52, column 3, leave out ("Regulation 4.") and insert ("Regulations 4 to 6.") 
  
Clause 122
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
147     Page 71, line 43, leave out (" 108") and insert ("(Special arrangements with other countries or territories)") 
   
 
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