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AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]


 

After Clause 207

 

THE BARONESS FINLAY OF LLANDAFF

168BInsert the following new Clause—
  "Duty to establish and maintain National Communications Councils
(1)  It shall be the duty of OFCOM to establish and maintain National Communications Councils for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
(2)  The Chair and members of these Councils shall be appointed by OFCOM.
(3)  In making such appointments in respect of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, OFCOM shall seek nominations from the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly respectively.
(4)  The National Communications Councils may review all of OFCOM's work in respect of their individual territories.
(5)  The National Communications Councils may issue such recommendations to OFCOM or the Secretary of State with respect to their territories as they see fit.
(6)  The National Communications Councils shall produce an annual report on their activities."

 
 
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