Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 8th February 2017.

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Moved by Lord Wood of Anfield

224: After Clause 79, insert the following new Clause—“Listed events qualifying criteria(1) The Broadcasting Act 1996 is amended as follows. (2) For section 98(2)(b) substitute—“(b) that the service has been watched by at least 90% of citizens in the United Kingdom in the course of the preceding calendar year.”(3) After section 98(2) insert—“(2A) The Secretary of State may by Order amend section (2)(b) by substituting a different percentage for any percentage for the time being specified there.(2B) No order under subsection (2A) shall be made unless a draft of the Order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.””