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Amendments to the Communications Bill

Communications Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 3

 

THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE

Page 4, line 12, at end insert—
"(   )  the need for reasonable access to new and emerging forms of telecommunications by persons with disabilities."
 

After Clause 282

 

THE LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Variation of Public Service Obligations of Channel 5
(1)  In the event that the share of audience or share of revenue of Channel 5 for any twelve month period is in excess of 15 per cent, as measured by OFCOM in their review under section 351, the Secretary of State shall by order, require OFCOM to review the conditions placed upon Channel 5 under sections 274 and 281.
(2)  Following such a review, OFCOM shall be required to increase the proportions of original and regional programmes required to be produced by Channel 5 to meet or exceed those most recently required of Channel 3.
(3)  In the event that Channel 3, in the same period, had a share of audience or share of revenue below 15 per cent, the proportions of original and regional programmes required to be produced by Channel 5 should be no less than those levels produced by Channel 3 when its share of audience was last at or above 15 per cent."
 

Clause 298

 

THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE

Page 264, line 42, leave out "from time to time" and insert "at least once every three years"
Page 265, line 4, at end insert "and
(iii)  persons with a dual sensory impairment,"
Page 265, line 34, leave out "that OFCOM consider" and insert "and the number of viewers per programme which would lead OFCOM to consider whether they"
Page 265, line 38, after "benefit" insert "as perceived by the disabled person"
Page 265, line 42, at end insert—
"(   )  the views of organisations representing persons who are hearing or visually impaired;"
 

Clause 304

 

THE BARONESS GIBSON OF MARKET RASEN

Page 269, line 20, at end insert—
"(   )  Before drawing up or revising the code, OFCOM shall consult the public service channels as defined in subsection (3)."
 

Clause 307

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE BARONESS WILCOX

Leave out Clause 307

 
 
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18 June 2003