Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

65

Clause     21,     page     12,     leave out lines 7 to 46 and insert—

    '( )   The condition mentioned in this subsection is that the merger would create or strengthen a share of 25 per cent. or more in any relevant market in the United Kingdom or a substantial part of the United Kingdom'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable

131

Clause     21,     page     12,     line     7,     leave out from 'that' to end of line 46 and insert 'the merger would create or strengthen a share of 25 per cent. or more in any relevant market in the United Kingdom or a substantial part of the United Kingdom'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable

138

Clause     31,     page     19,     line     11,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may at its discretion'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

64

Clause     31,     page     19,     line     11,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may at its discretion'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

126

Clause     31,     page     19,     line     17,     at end insert 'or

      (c) the creation of that situation has operated, or may be expected to operate, against the public interest.'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

127

Clause     31,     page     19,     line     18,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Harry Barnes

165

*Clause     31,     page     20,     line     1,     at end add—

    '(5)   In determining for the purposes of this Part whether the creation of any situation has operated, or may be expected to operate, against the public interest, the decision-making authority shall take into account all matters which appear to it in the particular circumstances to be relevant and, among other things, still have regard to the desirability—

      (a) of maintaining and promoting effective competition between persons supplying goods and services in the United Kingdom;

      (b) of promoting the interests of consumers, purchasers and other users of goods and services in the United Kingdom in respect of the prices charged for them and in respect of their quality and the variety of goods and services supplied;

      (c) of promoting, through competition, the reduction of costs and the development and use of new techniques and new products, and of facilitating the entry of new competitors into existing markets.

      (d) of maintaining and promoting the balanced distribution of industry and employment in the United Kingdom; and

      (e) of maintaining and promoting competitive activity in markets outside the United Kingdom on the part of producers of goods and of suppliers of goods and services, in the United Kingdom.'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

128

Clause     33,     page     20,     line     20,     at end insert 'or

      (c) the creation of that situation has operated, or may be expected to operate, against the public interest.'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

129

Clause     34,     page     21,     line     27,     at end insert 'or

      (c) the creation of that situation has operated, or may be expected to operate, against the public interest.'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable

132

Clause     40,     page     26,     line     7,     leave out from '56' to end of line 8.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

66

Clause     40,     page     26,     line     7,     leave out from '56' to end of line 8.


   

Dr Vincent Cable

133

Clause     78,     page     57,     line     30,     after 'undertakings', insert ', but no such undertaking may be accepted from persons other than one who is a party or is a member of the same group of companies as a party to the merger or anticipated merger in question'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

67

Clause     78,     page     57,     line     30,     after 'undertakings', insert ', but no such undertaking may be accepted from persons other than one who is a party or is a member of the same group of companies as a party to the merger or anticipated merger in question'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

68

Clause     80,     page     58,     line     28,     after 'section', insert ', but no such order may be made against any person other than one who is party or is a member of the same group of companies as a party to the merger or anticipated merger in question'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable

134

Clause     80,     page     58,     line     28,     after 'section', insert ', but no such order may be made against any person other than one who is party or is a member of the same group of companies as a party to the merger or anticipated merger in question'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable

155

*Clause     123,     page     90,     line     9,     leave out from 'that' to 'prevents' in line 11 and insert 'the conduct in the course of a business of any person or persons substantially'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable

156

*Clause     123,     page     90,     line     14,     leave out from first 'a' to 'services' in line 15 and insert 'conduct'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Dr Vincent Cable

34

Page     91,     line     1,     leave out Clause 124.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Dr Vincent Cable

35

Clause     129,     page     94,     line     23,     leave out 'two years' and insert '12 months'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable

158

*Clause     168,     page     122,     line     19,     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Dr Vincent Cable

136

Clause     173,     page     124,     line     34,     after 'is', insert—

      '(a) a consumer of goods or services whether publicly or privately provided.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

28

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     5,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

29

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     7,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

27

Page     5,     line     38,     leave out Clause 12.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

48

Schedule     2,     page     184,     line     29,     leave out 'or any other relevant law and practice' and insert 'or commercial competition economics or business experience'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

53

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     33,     leave out from 'exercisable' to 'House' in line 34 and insert 'by affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

49

Schedule     3,     page     186,     line     25,     leave out 'shall have regard to the need for excluding, so far as practicable' and insert 'shall exclude'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

50

Schedule     3,     page     186,     line     27,     leave out 'in its opinion'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

51

Schedule     3,     page     186,     line     29,     leave out 'in its opinion'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

52

Schedule     3,     page     186,     line     33,     leave out 'in its opinion'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

54

Page     7,     line     2,     leave out Clause 15.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

43

Clause     233,     page     163,     line     19,     leave out 'he thinks are appropriate' and insert 'are necessary'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

42

Clause     233,     page     163,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(10)   No disclosure may be made under this section unless 28 days notice of the intention to make such disclosure has been given to any person likely to be affected by such disclosure.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

44

Clause     245,     page     171,     line     33,     leave out 'one year' and insert 'two years'.

 
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