3/12/02 Communications Bill – Second Reading

John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland): I want to declare an interest, as recorded in the Register of Members’ Interests. I worked for BT for 31 years. I am a member of Connect-the union for professionals in communications-and my researcher is funded by Connect. I am also the chair of the all-party group on telecommunications, so it is probably safe to say that I have more than a passing interest in this subject.

I prepared a large speech, but as the debate has progressed, many points have been raised on which questions need to be answered. Unfortunately, as many of those issues were raised by Opposition Members who have since left the Chamber I cannot put my questions to them, so I shall make my points to the Minister for E-Commerce and Competitiveness, my hon. Friend the Member for East Ham (Mr. Timms) .

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