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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 on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
1     Page 2, line 32, leave out ("the") and insert ("a") 
2     Page 3, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  If no-one falls within subsection (3) because there is no Community obligation to notify the European Commission of the identity of a person providing a universal postal service or a part of such a service in the United Kingdom, references in this Act to a universal service provider shall be construed as references to any person who is treated by the Secretary of State as a universal service provider for the purposes of this Act and on whom the Secretary of State has served a notice informing him of that fact.")
 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
3     Page 9, line 31, leave out from ("of") to end of line and insert ("the provision of any postal services or the doing of anything else to which the condition relates") 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
4     Page 21, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  No such penalty shall exceed 10 per cent. of the turnover of the licence holder (determined in accordance with provisions specified in an order made by the Secretary of State).")
 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
5     Page 29, line 32, at end insert--
    ("(  )  a report as to the manner in which the Commission has complied with its obligations under the Postal Services Directive,")
 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
6     Page 35, line 4, at end insert ("and
    (iv)  at least one committee for England,")
 
7     Page 35, line 6, leave out from ("Ireland") to end of line 8 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
8     Page 35, line 7, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c)  shall establish at least one committee, and may establish other committees, in relation to England (whether a committee for England or a committee for an area within England).")
 
  
After Clause 67
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
9     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Where the Post Office company or any relevant subsidiary enters into a notifiable transaction it must, as soon as practicable after the terms of that transaction have been agreed, issue a disclosure notice in accordance with this section.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this section "notifiable transaction" means any acquisition or disposal of any undertaking or interest in any undertaking by the Post Office company or any relevant subsidiary which, if the acquisition or disposal was made by a listed company, would be a transaction in respect of which that company would need to give notification or make an announcement in accordance with the listing rules.
 
    (3)  A disclosure notice must include the same information regarding the transaction to which it relates as any notification or announcement under the listing rules would be required to include if the transaction was an acquisition or disposal which had been made by a listed company.
 
    (4)  A disclosure notice shall--
    (a)  be published in the London Gazette, the Edinburgh Gazette and the Belfast Gazette; and
    (b)  be published or disseminated in any other manner as the Secretary of State may prescribe.
    (5)  In this section--
    listed company" means a company any class of whose securities have been admitted to the official list; and
    listing rules" and "official list" have the same meaning as in Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.")
Notifiable transactions.
  
Clause 75
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
10     Page 47, line 18, at end insert ("or an order made under this Act") 
  
Clause 105
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
11     Page 63, line 35, leave out ("any other") and insert ("a") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
12     Page 63, line 47, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
 
    (7)  No regulations shall be made under this section unless--
    (a)  a draft of the regulations has been laid before the House of Commons together with a reasoned statement from the Treasury confirming that, in its opinion, the regulations, if made, would not distort competition in the provision of postal services; and
    (b)  the draft regulations are approved by resolution of that House.")
 
  
Clause 122
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
13*     Page 72, line 43, leave out ("laid before and") 
14     Page 73, line 10, after (" 9,") insert (" 30(1A),") 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
15     Page 74, line 10, after ("delivered") insert ("otherwise than electronically") 
16     Page 74, line 10, after ("the") insert ("person or") 
17     Page 74, line 12, at end insert ("; and includes a postal packet containing any such communication,") 
18     Page 75, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  For the purposes of the definition of "letter" in subsection (1) the reference to a communication to be conveyed and delivered otherwise than electronically shall be construed as a reference to a communication to be conveyed and delivered otherwise than--
 
 
    (a)  by means of a telecommunication system (within the meaning of the Telecommunications Act 1984), or
    (b)  by other means but while in electronic form.")
1984 c. 12.
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
19     Page 76, line 18, column 2, at end insert ("and (1A)") 
20     Page 76, line 43, column 2, at end insert ("and (3A)") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
21     Page 81, line 7, after (" 54(4)(a)") insert ("and the chairman of any committee for England established under section 54(4)(c)") 
22     Page 81, line 10, after ("chairman") insert ("of the Council") 
23     Page 81, line 18, after (" 54(4)(a)") insert ("and any committee for England established under section 54(4)(c)") 
24     Page 81, line 23, leave out ("or (c)") and insert ("and a regional committee (other than a committee for England) established under section 54(4)(c)") 
25     Page 81, line 32, at end insert ("(other than a committee for England)") 
26     Page 82, line 13, after (" 54(4)(a)") insert (", the chairman of any committee for England established under section 54(4)(c)") 
27     Page 82, line 17, after (" 54(4)(a)") insert (", chairman of any committee for England established under section 54(4)(c)") 
28     Page 82, line 22, after (" 54(4)(a)") insert (" or of any committee for England established under section 54(4)(c)") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE
 
29     Page 90, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall consult the First Minister and the deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland before exercising his power to make an order under this paragraph in respect of land which--
    (a)  is the property of any public body which has power under any enactment to acquire land compulsorily, or
    (b)  is declared by or under any enactment to be inalienable,
where representations objecting to the proposal for making the order have been duly made by the owner of the land and not withdrawn.")
 
30     Page 90, line 13, at end insert (", and
    public body" means a body established by or under any enactment.")
 
 
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