Office of Communications Bill [Lords]

– in a Public Bill Committee on 24th January 2002.

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[Miss Ann Widdecombe in the Chair]

Photo of Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald 9:30 am, 24th January 2002

Before we begin, I remind the Committee to ensure that mobiles and pagers are functioning silently, or not at all.

Resolved,

That—

(1) during proceedings on the Office of Communications Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock; and

(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clause 1, Schedule, Clauses 2 to 7, new Clauses, new Schedules;

(3) the proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 5th February 2002.—[Dr. Howells.]

Photo of Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald

I remind the Committee that there is a money resolution in connection with the Bill. Copies of the resolution are available on the tables. At this stage, adequate notice of amendments must be given. As a rule, neither I nor my co-Chairmen will call starred amendments, which includes starred amendments reached during the afternoon sitting of the Committee.Clause 1 The Office of Communications