Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] (ways and means)

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 9:38 pm on 6 April 2010.

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Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52 (1)(a)),

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Digital Economy Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise-

(a) provisions by virtue of which holders of radio licences granted under the Broadcasting Act 1990 or radio multiplex licences granted under the Broadcasting Act 1996 are or may be required to pay sums to the Office of Communications in connection with the renewal of such licences,

(b) provisions by virtue of which holders of licences granted under section 8 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 in accordance with regulations under section 14 of that Act (licences allocated by auction) may be required to pay sums to the Office of Communications in connection with such licences, and

(c) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.-( Mary Creagh .)

Question agreed to.