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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 23rd April 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE B


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

ENTERPRISE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee (16th April).

   

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

88

Clause     179,     page     131,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(9)   This section shall not enter into force until three years after the entry into force of the European Commission's reforms of Community competition law'.

   

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

85

Page     130,     line     27,     leave out Clause 179.


   

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

89

Page     131,     line     21,     leave out Clause 180.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

36

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     11,     leave out 'to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or'.

   

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

90

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     12,     leave out 'five' and insert 'three'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

37

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     12,     leave out 'or to both'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

39

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     13,     leave out 'to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

40

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     14,     leave out 'or to both'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

38

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     17,     leave out from 'Office' to end of line 18.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

140

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     17,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

141

Clause     181,     page     132,     line     18,     leave out 'by or'.


   

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

92

Clause     182,     page     132,     leave out lines 31 and 32.

   

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

91

Page     132,     line     27,     leave out Clause 182.


   

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

94

Clause     183,     page     132,     line     41,     at end insert 'insofar as relevant to the investigation of the offence under section 179 which it is suspected has been committed'.

   

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

93

Page     132,     line     34,     leave out Clause 183.


   

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

96

Clause     184,     page     133,     line     2,     leave out 'or any other person who it has reason to believe has relevant information', and insert 'past and present employees of the business of which the person under investigation is an officer or employee'.

   

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

97

Clause     184,     page     133,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(5)   A notice under subsection (1) must indicate the subject matter and purpose of the investigation'.

   

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

98

Clause     184,     page     133,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall not be required to provide such information, if the provision of that information would infringe the right to silence and/or the right against self-incrimination'.

   

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

99

Clause     184,     page     133,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(7)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall be entitled to have a lawyer of his choice present at all times throughout the investigation, and the OFT shall be required to advise'.

   

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

95

Page     133,     line     1,     leave out Clause 184.


   

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

101

Clause     185,     page     134,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall not be required to provide such information, if the provision of that information would infringe the right to silence and/or the right against self-incrimination.'.

   

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

103

Clause     185,     page     134,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(3C)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall be entitled to have a lawyer of his choice present at all times throughout the investigation, and the OFT shall be required to advise.'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

100

Page     133,     line     18,     leave out Clause 185.


   

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

105

Clause     186,     page     134,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(4)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall not be required to provide such information, if the provision of that information would infringe the right to silence and/or the right against self-incrimination.'.

   

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

106

Clause     186,     page     134,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(5)   Any person of whom information is sought pursuant to this section shall be entitled to have a lawyer of his choice present at all times throughout the investigation, and the OFT shall be required to advise.'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

104

Page     134,     line     23,     leave out Clause 186.


   

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

107

Clause     187,     page     134,     leave out line 43.

   

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

108

Clause     187,     page     134,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '( )   For the purposes of this Part, 'privileged communication' shall have the same meaning as in section 30 of the Competition Act 1998.'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

146

Page     134,     line     31,     leave out Clause 187.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

147

Page     135,     line     6,     leave out Clause 188.


   

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

109

Clause     189,     page     135,     line     22,     leave out from '2002' to end of line 26.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

148

Page     135,     line     16,     leave out Clause 189.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

110

Page     135,     line     27,     leave out Clause 190.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

111

Page     136,     line     39,     leave out Clause 191.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

142

Clause     192,     page     137,     line     46,     leave out '7' and insert '3'.

 
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