Clause 74 - Power to make transitional or saving provision

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 17 March 2022.

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

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton 2:45, 17 March 2022

With this it will be convenient to discuss clauses 75 to 78 stand part.

Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), Minister of State

Clause 74 allows the Secretary of State to make transitional or saving provisions. This is required to provide for a smooth introduction of the new legal framework by, for example, specifying grace periods before the legislation comes into force. Clause 75 makes provision about a number of technical matters that regulations made under the Bill address, and enables such regulations to be exercisable by statutory instrument.

Clause 76 sets out the extent of the provisions of the Bill. Both cyber-security and telecommunications are reserved matters, and, for the most part, the Bill extends across the UK. Clause 77 sets out the commencement. Clause 27, on matters of enforcement, comes into force on Royal Assent, and the remaining clauses come into force via commencement regulations made by the Secretary of State. Clause 78 is the short title of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 74 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 75 to 78 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Ordered, that further consideration be now adjourned.—(Steve Double.)

Adjourned till Tuesday 22 March at twenty-five minutes past Nine o’clock.

Written evidence reported to the House

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PSTIB11 Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)

PSTIB12 British Property Federation (BPF)

PSTIB13 Blacks solicitors LLP

PSTIB14 Notcutts Ltd

PSTIB15 Charles Anderson

PSTIB16 Sandra Parkinson