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Communications Act 2003

Commencement

942.The provisions of the Act will be brought into force on a day or days appointed by commencement order of the Secretary of State, save for sections 31(1) to (4) and (6), 405 and 411, which came into force upon Royal Assent.

Details of Bill’s Passage through Parliament

Parliamentary StageDateHansard Reference
Introduction (Commons)19th November 2002Hansard Reference
Second Reading3rd December 2002Vol 394; Col 520
CommitteeFrom 10th December 2002 – 6th February 2003 (26 Sittings)Vol 395; Cols 782 – 865
Report

Day 1 - 25th February 2003

Day 2 - 4th March 2003

Hansard Standing Committee E; Cols 1-1072
Third Reading4th March 2003

Vol 400; Cols 144 – 232

Vol 400; Cols 682 – 775

Introduction (Lords)5th March 2003Vol 400; Cols 775 - 787
Second Reading25th March 2003Vol 646; Col 873
CommitteeDay 1 – 29th April 2003Vol 647; Cols 655 – 790
Day 2 – 6th May 2003Vol 647; Cols 582 – 647 and 661 – 688
Day 3 – 15th May 2003Vol 647; Cols 972 – 1026 and 1042 – 1071
Day 4 – 20th May 2003Vol 648; Cols 317 – 361 and 382 – 436
Day 5 – 22nd May 2003Vol 648; Cols 703 – 768 and 784 – 820
Day 6 – 3rd June 2003Vol 648; Cols 940 – 1038
Day 7 – 5th June 2003Vol 648; Cols 1168 – 1233 and 1246 – 1312
ReportDay 1 – 23rd June 2003Vol 648; Cols 1431 – 1480 and 1489 – 1563
Day 2 – 26th June 2003Vol 650; Cols 11 – 24 and 40 – 83 and 101 – 124
Day 3 – 1st July 2003Vol 650; Cols 383 – 426 and 454 – 511
Day 4 – 2nd July 2003Vol 650; Cols 737 – 803 and 819 – 870
Third Reading8th July 2003Vol 650; Cols 886 – 982
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments14th July 2003Vol 651; Cols 138 – 209 and 220 – 261
Lords Consideration of Commons Amendments16th July 2003Vol 409; Cols 44 – 118

Royal Assent – 17th July 2003 - House of Lords Hansard Vol 651 Col 965

17th July 2003 - House of Commons Hansard Vol 332 Col 354

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