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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

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

  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
     Page 4, line 36, leave out ("£1") and insert ("50 pence") 
     Page 4, line 38, leave out ("350") and insert ("150") 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
     Page 9, line 13, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A licence shall include provisions covering the following matters--
    (a)  minimum standards for collection and delivery of relevant postal packets no less demanding than the quality service standards as are currently in effect, including a single collection and delivery every day;
    (b)  compliance with the standards set by Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament dated 15th December 1997 and any amendment, modification, or re-enactment thereof for the time being and from time to time in force;
    (c)   delivery of mail to the front door of the building to which it is addressed (or, in the case of a building in multiple occupation, to suitable postal boxes at or within the front door) or to such other place as the occupiers may revocably consent.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
     Page 9, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The provisions of a licence may, in particular, require the acceptance of payment for services provided under the licence by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card.")
 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
     Page 35, line 1, at end insert ("and
          (iv)  a committee for England,")
 
     Page 35, leave out lines 3 to 5 and insert (", Northern Ireland or England") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 82, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The Secretary of State may by order provide for any provision of sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) not to apply, or to apply with modifications, in such cases or descriptions of case as he considers appropriate.")
 
     Page 82, line 39, leave out ("This paragraph is") and insert ("Sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) are") 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 44, line 41, at end insert--
    ("(  )  amounts outstanding in respect of the principal of debt securities issued in pursuance of section 63 of this Act, and")
 
     Page 44, line 43, leave out from ("liabilities") to end of line 47 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 86, line 24, at end insert-- 
 ("Debt 
     . Any debt assumed by the Post Office company under section 74(1) shall be treated for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts as if it had been assumed wholly in consideration of a loan made to the company of an amount equal to the principal sum payable under the debt.") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 87, line 16, at end insert ("as a universal service provider") 
     Page 87, line 25, at end insert ("as a universal service provider") 
     Page 87, line 39, at end insert ("as a universal service provider") 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 94, line 9, leave out ("has the same meaning as in") and insert ("means any persons who, by virtue of") 
     Page 94, line 10, at end insert ("are or are treated as statutory undertakers for the purposes of that Act or any provision of that Act.") 
     Page 94, line 18, leave out ("has the same meaning as in") and insert ("means any persons who, by virtue of") 
     Page 94, line 19, at end insert ("are or are treated as statutory undertakers for the purposes of that Act or any provision of that Act.") 
     Page 94, line 33, leave out from ("in") to ("the") and insert ("any other case") 
     Page 95, line 38, at end insert ("as a universal service provider") 
  
Clause 107
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 64, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The detention or disposal by a postal operator of any postal packet on the grounds of a contravention of section 85 or of any terms and conditions applicable to its transmission by post shall not exempt the sender from any proceedings which might have been taken if the packet had been delivered in due course of post.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 95, line 43, after ("Act") insert ("(other than section 62 or (Supplementary provisions relating to the Council))") 
  
Clause 121
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 71, line 6, after ("for") insert ("different cases or descriptions of case or for") 
     Page 71, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The power of the Secretary of State under paragraph A6(1) of Schedule 8 (including that power as extended by this section) may be exercised by modifying any enactment.")
 
     Page 71, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The power of the Secretary of State under section 102, 103, 126(1) or 127 (including that power as extended by this section) may be exercised so as to make provision for the delegation of functions.")
 
     Page 71, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The fact that a power is conferred by this Act does not prejudice the extent of any other power so conferred.")
 
     Page 71, line 23, after ("shall") insert (", if made without a draft of it having been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament,") 
     Page 71, line 25, after second ("and") insert ("paragraph 1(4A) of Schedule 3 (including that paragraph as applied by section (Supplementary provisions relating to the Council)(3)),") 
     Page 71, line 26, at end insert ("and paragraph A6(1) of Schedule 8") 
     Page 71, line 26, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  An instrument containing an order under any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (7) which revokes, amends or re-enacts an order under any of the provisions mentioned in that subsection may (in spite of section 14 of the Interpretation Act 1978) be subject to a different procedure under that subsection from the procedure to which the instrument containing the original order was subject.")1978 c. 30.
     Page 71, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section references to enactment include references to any instrument or other document.")
 
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 72, line 19, leave out from ("enactment") to ("whenever") in line 20 
     Page 73, line 15, after ("a") insert ("postal") 
     Page 73, line 16, after ("packets") insert ("in connection with their transmission by post") 
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
     Page 75, line 11, leave out from ("such") to end of line 13 and insert ("supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as he considers necessary or expedient for the general purposes, or any particular purpose, of this Act or in consequence of any provision made by or under this Act or for giving full effect to this Act or any such provision.
 
    (1A)  The power conferred by subsection (1) (including that power as extended by section 121) may, in particular, be exercised by modifying any enactment, instrument or other document.
 
    (1B)  No other provision of this Act restricts the power conferred by subsection (1).")
 
 
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