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Thursday, 27 September 1973
Page: 1690

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

Motion (by Mr Lionel Bowen) agreed to:

That the amendments be taken into consideration in Committee of the whole House forthwith.

In Committee

Consideration of Senate's amendments.

Schedule 1.

8.   Regulation 46 of the Postal Regulations is amended--

(g)   by inserting after sub-regulation (5) the following sub-regulations: - " (5a) A publication referred to in paragraph (c) of sub-regulation (3) shall not be registered in the part of the register kept for the registration of Category A periodicals if -

(a)   at any time after 20 August 1973, it was or is a publication other than a publication printed and published in a country area within the meaning of that paragraph; or

(b)   it is a publication other than a publication which has a substantial proportion of its printed copies posted by the proprietor, printer, or publisher to bona fide subscribers in a country area within the meaning of that paragraph. "(5b) Where-

(a)   a publication of a kind referred to in paragraph (e) of sub-regulation (3) as in force before the commencement of the Post and Telegraph Regulations Act 1973; or

(b)   a publication to which sub-regulation (5a) applies, was, immediately before the commencement of this sub-regulation, registered as a Category A periodical, its registration is not affected by the omission of that paragraph by that Act or affected by the provisions of su-regulation (5a) but if it is stil so registered immediately before 1 March 1974, its registration shall, on that date, be transferred to the part of the register kept for the registration of Category B periodicals.";

Senate's amendment No. 1 -

In Schedule 1, item 8, paragraph (g), leave out the proposed sub-regulation (5a) of regulation 46 of the Postal Regulations, substitute the following subregulation: - " (5a) A publication referred to in paragraph (c) of sub-regulation (3) shall not be registered in the part of the register kept for the registration of Category A periodicals unless -

(a)   the publication is, and at all times from and including 20 August 1973 has been, printed and published in a country area within the meaning of that paragraph; or

(b)   a substantial proportion of the copies of each number of the publication are posted by the proprietor, printer or publisher of the publication to bona fide subscribers in a country area within the meaning of" that paragraph.".

Senate's amendment No. 2 -

In Schedule 1, item 8, paragraph (g), leave out paragraph (b) of the proposed sub-regulation (5b) of regulation 46 of the Postal Regulations, substitute the following paragraph: - " (b) a publication that, by virtue of subregulation (5a), is not to be registered as a Category A periodical,".







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