Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill: Commons consideration of Lords amendments

23 January 2018

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Consideration of Lords amendments

The Commons agreed with the Lords amendments, with Commons financial privilege waived, and the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill is now awaiting Royal Assent.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill aims to:

  • provide a new relief for five years for the installation of new optical fibre – as announced in the Autumn Statement 2016.
  • provide the framework for the relief with further conditions for eligibility to be provided in regulations.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament. 

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has published the following briefing papers for the Committee stage.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: previous Commons stages

Commons Remaining Stages

Both the Report Stage and Third Reading of this Bill took place on the same day, 5 September 2017.

Committee of the whole House

Second reading

MPs debated the main principles of the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill at its Second Reading debate on 10 July 2017. The Bill passed its Second Reading without a division.

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