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Communications Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 3

 

THE EARL OF NORTHESK

Page 3, line 29, at end insert—
"(   )  the application, in the case of electronic communications network services, of standards that provide adequate protection to members of the public and all other persons from unwarranted infringements of privacy resulting from activities carried on for the purposes of such services;"
Page 3, line 29, at end insert—
"(   )  the desirability of encouraging the best means of access to systems of delivery of high speed data transfer throughout the United Kingdom, and, as appropriate, encouraging competitive markets in such systems;"
 

THE BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

Page 3, line 49, at end insert "consistently with the proper protection of other fundamental rights"
 

After Clause 209

 

THE BARONESS FINLAY OF LLANDAFF

Insert 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 appointments under subsection (2) 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."
 

Clause 276

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD McNALLY

Page 249, line 17, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b)
Page 250, line 7, at end insert—
"(   )  In this section "appointed news provider" means the body corporate appointed for the purposes of subsection (2) as the appointed provider."
 

Clause 277

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD McNALLY

Page 250, line 10, leave out "repeal" and insert "modify"
Page 250, line 10, leave out "and section 32 of the 1990 Act"
 

After Clause 277

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD McNALLY

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Repeal of existing nominated news provider regime
  Section 32 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (c. 42) (nomination of bodies to provide news for regional Channel 3 services) shall cease to have effect."
 

Clause 340

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE

Page 295, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  paragraph 2 (disqualification for religious bodies);"
Page 295, line 10, leave out subsections (2) and (3)
Page 296, line 27, leave out subsections (5) to (7)

 
 
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