Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill — Report — Amendment 7 — 29 Jun 2020 at 20:00

Moved by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

7: After Clause 2, insert the following new Clause-“Review of this Act’s impact on the Electronic Communications Code(1) Within six months of months of the day on which this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must commission a review of the impact of this Act on the Electronic Communications Code (“the code”) contained in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003.(2) A review under subsection (1) must include assessments of whether the code-(a) is sufficient to support access to 1 gigabit per second broadband in every premises in the United Kingdom by 2025, and(b) should be amended to-(i) introduce rights of access to telecommunications operators akin to those available to suppliers of(a) electricity,(b) gas, and(c) water,(ii) provide additional development rights for operators to support the provision of telecommunications infrastructure,(iii) encourage telecommunications operators to undertake infrastructure works alongside other works being carried out in a locality, where this is practicable.(3) In undertaking the review, the Secretary of State must consult-(a) telecommunications operators,(b) organisations that represent tenants and telecommunications consumers,(c) persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent owners of interests in land who are likely to be affected by amendments to the code, and(d) any other persons the Secretary of State deems appropriate.(4) A review under subsection (1) must be published within 12 months of the day on which it was commissioned.(5) The review must make a recommendation on whether the Government should introduce legislation to amend the code in accordance with its findings under subsection (2)(b).(6) A Minister of the Crown must lay the review before Parliament.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would require the Secretary of State to commission a review of the impact of this Act on the Electronic Communications Code. This review, which would assess the code’s suitability to support universal access to gigabit-capable broadband by 2025, could make recommendations for future amendments to the code.

Ayes 279, Noes 227.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.4%
Con2 20068.2%
Crossbench42 2131.2%
DUP4 080.0%
Green1 050.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Judge2 013.3%
Lab132 058.7%
LDem84 279.6%
Non-affiliated9 234.4%
PC1 050.0%
UUP0 2100.0%
Total:279 22755.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Wheatcroft Conaye
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Carey of CliftonCrossbenchno
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dannatt Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hogan-Howe Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Lord Jay of EwelmeCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kakkar Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Ravensdale Crossbenchno
Lord Richards of HerstmonceuxCrossbenchno
Lord Stirrup Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Vaux of HarrowdenCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDemno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno
Lord Tyrie Non-affiliated (front bench)no

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