HC Deb 16 December 2002 vol 396 c526W
24. Huw Irranca-Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the changes she has made to the draft Communications Bill as a consequence of pre-legislative scrutiny. [85593]

Tessa Jowell

As I explained at the Second Reading of the Communications Bill on 3 December 2002, "we accepted more than 120 of [the] 148 recommendations of the Joint Committee on the draft Communications Bill". For the detail of the changes made to the Bill as a result, I refer the hon. Member to Appendix 4 of the explanatory notes that were published alongside the Bill, as well as our response to the Committee.