Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - continued House of Commons

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Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

83

Clause     205,     page     148,     line     7,     leave out from first 'consultation' to second 'consultation' and insert 'communication is communication'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

84

Clause     205,     page     148,     line     29,     leave out 'consultation' and insert 'communication'.


   

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

168

Clause     206,     page     149,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   An application for an enforcement order shall comply with the appropriate pre-action protocol and civil procedure rules relating to enforcement orders.'.


   

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

160

Clause     208,     page     150,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   In considering whether to make an enforcement order the court must have regard to whether the advice and information published in pursuance of subsection 220(1) has been adhered to by the enforcer who is bringing the application.'.

   

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

71

Clause     208,     page     150,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   Where any person fails to comply (whether wholly or in part) with an order made under subsection (8) the OFT may take such steps as it considers reasonable to publicise that failure.

    (8B)   Any reasonable expenses incurred by the OFT under subsection (8A) may be recovered by it (as a civil debt) from the person whose failure it has publicised.

    (8C)   For the purpose of the law of defamation the publication by the OFT of any failure to comply with an order made under subsection (8) shall be absolutely privileged.'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

201

*Clause     208,     page     151,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(13)   Any duty imposed by an enforcement order made under this section or an undertaking within domestic or community proceedings causing loss or damage to any person to whom the duty is owed shall be actionable at the suit of that person.'.


   

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

169

Clause     209,     page     151,     line     36,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

202

*Clause     209,     page     152,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(11)   Any duty imposed by an interim enforcement order made under this section or an undertaking within domestic or community proceedings causing loss or damage to any person to whom the duty is owed shall be actionable at the suit of that person.'.


   

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

72

Clause     219,     page     157,     line     9,     after '203(1)', insert 'or section [Damages]'.


   

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

161

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     18,     leave out from '(1)' to 'Act' and insert 'Before the coming into force of this part of the'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

151

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     18,     leave out 'As soon as is reasonably practicable after the passing of this Act' and insert 'Before the coming into force of this part of the Act'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

205

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     19,     after 'publish', insert 'guidance'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

203

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(c) ensuring that enforcers publicise the availability of their powers under this Part, and in particular that consumers' attention is drawn to the availability of Stop Now powers and complaints and evidence from consumers is invited to be submitted to enforcers;

      (d) ensuring that enforcers respond promptly to complaints and evidence from consumers, keep consumers informed about their investigations and make consistent decisions about whether to use their powers under this Part.'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

206

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     23,     after 'new', insert 'guidance'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

207

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     24,     at beginning insert 'Guidance'.

   

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

Mr Alistair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

152

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     24,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

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

Mr Alistair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

153

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     25,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

208

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     27,     at beginning insert 'guidance'.

   

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

Mr Alistair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

154

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     29,     leave out 'If' and insert 'When'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

209

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     29,     after 'preparing', insert 'guidance'.

   

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

162

Clause     220,     page     157,     line     31,     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6)   The proposed advice and information must also relate to another general enforcer or a designated enforcer as it applies to the OFT under their part of the Act; These enforcers must be consulted in the preparation of the advice and information.'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

210

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     31,     after 'proposed', insert 'guidance'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alastair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

204

*Clause     220,     page     157,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(7)   The OFT shall monitor enforcers' compliance with the guidance, advice and information which it has published under this section.

    (8)   The OFT shall establish and maintain a register, in which it will cause to be kept particulars of successful actions taken under Part 8 which can be inspected, and copies of entries taken, during normal office hours and on payment of an appropriate fee.'.


   

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

63

Clause     20,     page     10,     line     30,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may at its discretion'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

33

Clause     20,     page     10,     line     30,     after '(3)', insert 'have a discretion to'.

   

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

211

*Clause     20,     page     10,     line     33,     leave out from 'result' to end of line 35 and insert 'in the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, as a result of which competition may have been significantly reduced within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

123

Clause     20,     page     10,     line     35,     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

124

Clause     20,     page     10,     line     36,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

213

*Clause     20,     page     11,     line     1,     after 'customer', insert 'and supplier'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

176

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     2,     after 'outweigh' insert 'the substantial lessening of competition concerned and'.

   

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

214

*Clause     20,     page     11,     line     3,     at end insert—

      '(c) the enterprise which is the subject of the proposed merger will become insolvent within the immediate future; the market shares of the enterprise would in any event go to the acquiring party; and there is no less anti-competitive way of selling the company.'.

 
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