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

  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 79, line 35, after ("and") insert (", subject to sub-paragraph (5),") 
     Page 80, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The requirements of sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) do not apply to the establishment of any committee within the period of two months beginning with the day on which section 54(4) comes into force.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 2, line 32, leave out from beginning to ("are") in line 33 and insert ("the service of conveying relevant postal packets from one place to another by post and the incidental services of receiving, collecting, sorting and delivering such packets") 
  
Clause 42
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 28, line 12, leave out from beginning to end of line 13 and insert ("any postal services are provided directly to the public (whether or not together with other services)") 
  
Clause 44
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 29, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  So far as the Commission considers it practicable to do so with a view to facilitating the exercise of its functions, it shall, in particular, collect information which enables comparisons to be made between the efficiency and economy of different postal operators (whether in the United Kingdom, other member States or elsewhere).")
 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 40, line 29, at beginning insert ("receives,") 
     Page 40, line 29, leave out ("transports") and insert ("conveys") 
  
Clause 86
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 51, line 39, leave out (", receptacle or other facility") and insert ("or receptacle") 
     Page 51, line 45, leave out ("purposes of a universal service provider") and insert ("provision of any postal services in connection with the provision of a universal postal service or a part of such a service") 
  
Clause 87
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 52, line 9, after ("house") insert (", building, room, vehicle") 
     Page 52, line 22, after ("collect") insert (", receive, sort, deliver") 
     Page 52, line 25, after ("collecting") insert (", receiving, sorting, delivering") 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 93, line 28, at end insert-- 
 ("Power to place post-boxes etc in streets 
     .--(1)  A universal service provider may, for any purpose in connection with the provision of a universal postal service, execute in a street works of any of the kinds mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).
 
    (2)  The kinds of works are--
    (a)  placing a universal postal service letter box or a universal postal service pouch-box in a street,
    (b)  inspecting, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, altering or renewing such apparatus which has been so placed, changing its position or removing it,
    (c)  works needed for, or incidental to, the purposes of any works falling within paragraph (a) or (b) (including, in particular, breaking up or opening a street).
 
     (3)  Accordingly, Part III of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (street works in England and Wales), and the Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, apply in relation to undertakers' works in exercise of a power conferred by this paragraph.
 
    (4)  For the avoidance of doubt, references in Part III of the Act of 1991 or the Order of 1995 to apparatus shall be construed as including universal postal service letter boxes and universal postal service pouch-boxes.
 
    (5)  Subject to sub-paragraphs (6) and (7), sub-paragraph (1) authorises the universal service provider concerned to execute works of any of the kinds mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) without obtaining any consent which would otherwise be required to be given by the street authority in its capacity as such and, in the case of a maintainable highway, in its capacity as owner.
 
    (6)  Sub-paragraph (5) is without prejudice to--
    (a)  the provisions of Part III of the Act of 1991, or the provisions of the Order of 1995, as to the making of requirements by the street authority or as to the settlement of a plan and section and the execution of the works in accordance with them,
    (b)  section 61 of the Act of 1991 or Article 21 of the Order of 1995 (consent required for protected streets).
    (7)  Sub-paragraph (1) does not free the universal service provider concerned from obtaining any other consent, licence or permission which may be required.
 
    (8)  This paragraph binds the Crown.
 
    (9)  In this paragraph references to doing anything in a street shall be construed as including references to doing anything under, over, across, along or upon the street.
 
    (10)  In this paragraph--
    maintainable highway"--
          (a)  in England and Wales, has the same meaning as in Part III of the Act of 1991 and includes a street in respect of which a declaration has been made under section 87 of that Act (prospectively maintainable highways), and
          (b)  in Northern Ireland, means a road (within the meaning of the Order of 1995) and includes a street in respect of which a declaration has been made under Article 46 of that Order (prospective roads),
    street" and "street authority"--
          (a)  in England and Wales, have the same meaning as in Part III of the Act of 1991, and
          (b)  in Northern Ireland, have the same meaning as in the Order of 1995, and
    universal postal service pouch-box" means any box or receptacle provided by a universal service provider for the temporary storage of postal packets in the course of transmission by post pending their collection for immediate delivery by a person who is in the course of delivering postal packets in connection with the provision of a universal postal service.
    (11)  In the application of this paragraph to Scotland--
    (a)  references to streets shall be construed as references to roads and references to street authority shall be construed as references to road works authority,
    (b)  maintainable highway" means a public road within the meaning of Part IV of the Act of 1991 and includes a road in respect of which a declaration has been made under section 146 of that Act (prospective public roads),
    (c)  road" and "road works authority" have the same meaning as in Part IV of the Act of 1991,
1991 c. 22.
S.I. 1995/3210 (N.I.19)
 
    (d)  in sub-paragraph (3) for the words from "Part III" to "apply" there shall be substituted "Part IV of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (road works in Scotland) applies",
    (e)  in sub-paragraph (4) for the words from "Part III" to "1995" there shall be substituted "Part IV of the Act of 1991",
    (f)  in sub-paragraph (6)(a) for the words from "Part III" to "1995," there shall be substituted "Part IV of the Act of 1991", and
    (g)  in sub-paragraph (6)(b) for the words from "61" to "of 1995" there shall be substituted "120 of the Act of 1991".")
1991 c. 22.
     Page 94, line 7, leave out second ("Minister") and insert ("person") 
  
Clause 111
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 65, line 44, after first ("a") insert ("reasonable") 
     Page 66, line 1, after ("a") insert ("reasonable") 
  
Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 69, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  After section 74(4) of that Act there shall be inserted--
        (4A)  For the purposes of this section equivalents in sterling shall be calculated as the Secretary of State considers appropriate."  ")
 
  
After Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  On such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint ("the relevant day"), all the property, rights and liabilities to which the Post Office Users' National Council was entitled or subject immediately before that day shall become by virtue of this section property, rights and liabilities of the Council.
 
    (2)  An order made under subsection (1) may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order at any time before any property, rights or liabilities of the Post Office Users' National Council vest in the Council by virtue of this section.
 
    (3)  Paragraphs 1 and 7 of Schedule 3 apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of section 62 with such modifications as are necessary (including the substitution for references to the Post Office and the Post Office company of references to the Post Office Users' National Council and the Council respectively).
Supplementary provisions relating to the Council.
     (4)  Where a person employed in the civil service of the state and seconded to the Post Office Users' National Council or a Country Council immediately before the relevant day becomes an employee of the Council on that day, his period of employment in the civil service of the state (including any part of that period spent otherwise than on secondment) counts as a period of employment with the Council for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (and the change of employer does not affect the continuity of the period of employment for those purposes).
 
    (5)  Where a person who--
    (a)  is employed in the civil service of the state and is seconded to the Council, and
    (b)  immediately before his secondment to the Council was seconded to the Post Office Users' National Council or a Country Council,
1996 c.18.
 becomes an employee of the Council, his period of employment in the civil service of the state (including any part of that period spent otherwise than on secondment) counts as a period of employment with the Council for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (and the change of employer does not affect the continuity of the period of employment for those purposes.
 
    (6)  In this section "Country Council" means the Post Office Users' Council for Scotland, the Post Office Users' Council for Wales or the Post Office Users' Council for Northern Ireland.")
1996 c.18.
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 72, line 42, leave out ("purposes of a postal operator") and insert ("provision of any postal services") 
     Page 72, line 47, leave out ("postal services") and insert ("the service of conveying postal packets from one place to another by post or any of the incidental services of receiving, collecting, sorting and delivering such packets") 
     Page 73, line 6, leave out ("such services") and insert ("any of those services and is provided in conjunction with any of them") 
     Page 73, line 8, leave out ("Communities") and insert ("Union") 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 99, line 8, at end insert-- 
 ("Superannuation Act 1972 (c.11) 
     .  In Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972 (kinds of employment in relation to which pension schemes may be made), in the list of "Other Bodies", there shall be inserted at the appropriate place--
      The Consumer Council for Postal Services."  ")
 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 102, line 21, at end insert-- 
 ("1970 c. 44.Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.In section 14, in subsection (1), the words ", the Post Office Users' Councils" and subsection (2).") 
     Page 102, line 38, column 3, leave out ("Section") and insert ("to") 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 75, line 40, at end insert ("or different areas") 
 
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