Communications Bill — 23 Jun 2003 at 15:54
Clause 3 [General duties of OFCOM]:
moved Amendment No. 1:
Page 3, line 3, leave out subsection (1) and insert-
"(1) It shall be the principal duty of OFCOM, in carrying out their functions-
(a) to further the interests of citizens in relation to communications matters; and
(b) in that context, to further the interests of consumers in relevant markets;
and to do so where appropriate by promoting competition.
(1A) Where it appears to OFCOM, in relation to the carrying out of any of their functions under Chapter 1 of Part 2, that the requirement specified in subsection (1)(a) conflicts with the requirement specified in subsection (1)(b), they may give priority to the requirement specified in subsection (1)(b)."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1) shall be agreed to?
*Their Lordships divided: Contents, 179; Not-Contents, 75.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||73 (+1 tell)||0||34.4%|
|Lab||33 (+1 tell)||70 (+2 tell)||54.6%|