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Extent, commencement and short title

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 11th February 2020.

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Amendment made: 1, in clause 3, page 7, line 21, leave out—

“amendment made by paragraph 4 of the Schedule extends”

and insert—

“amendments made by paragraphs 4 to 4C of the Schedule extend”.—(Matt Warman.)

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 3.

Question proposed, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The clause makes an important provision in respect of the Bill’s territorial extent and commencement. As Members may be aware, telecommunications is a reserved matter in all three of the devolution settlements. The territorial extent of the Bill is to England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, but there is one exception: the amendment made by paragraph 4 of the schedule, which extends only to England and Wales, and Scotland because the statutory instrument being amended by paragraph 4 does not extent do Northern Ireland. It is important to have that on the record. I commend the clause to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

On a point of order, Mr Davies. I will briefly do the customary thing of thanking the Bill Committee members who have had such a full and compressed day. I also thank all the officials who have worked so hard on the Bill and you, Mr Davies, for such brilliant chairmanship.

Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

Thank you to everyone involved.

Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

Further to that point of order, Mr Davies. I echo the Minister’s thanks. I also thank the officials who have helped us in drafting and tabling our amendments.

Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

Let us hope that the broadband is as quick as this Committee.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose.

Written evidence reported to the House

TIB01 The Berkeley Group Holding plc

TIB02 Brian M Dodd FNEA, Managing Director, Glawood Limited

TIB03 BT Group

TIB04 Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) UK

TIB05 Ben Hamilton

TIB06 Rosemary Herbert, Professional Support Lawyer, Howard Kennedy LLP