Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - continued House of Commons

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

248

*Clause     45,     page     32,     line     1,     leave out from 'any' to end of line 4 and insert '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 John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Richard Page
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

249

*Clause     45,     page     32,     line     26,     leave out from 'be' to 'services' in line 27 and insert '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'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

179

Clause     45,     page     32,     line     29,     leave out '(5)' and insert '(6)'.

   

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

250

*Clause     45,     page     32,     line     31,     leave out from 'preventing' to end of line 34 and insert '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 John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Richard Page
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

251

*Clause     45,     page     32,     line     36,     leave out from 'preventing' to end of line 39 and insert '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 John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Mr Richard Page
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

252

*Clause     45,     page     32,     line     46,     leave out from 'be)' to end of line 47 and insert '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'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

180

Clause     45,     page     32,     line     48,     after '(8)' insert 'in a case where it has decided by virtue of subsection (2)(a) or (5)(a) that there is or will be a substantial lessening of competition,'.

   

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

253

*Clause     45,     page     33,     line     1,     after 'customer', insert 'and/or supplier'.

   

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

254

*Clause     45,     page     33,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(10A)   The Commission may also have regard to whether 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.'.


   

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

255

*Clause     49,     page     34,     line     27,     at end insert 'such extension of time only to be granted with the consent of the parties'.


   

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

256

*Clause     53,     page     38,     line     21,     leave out 'substantial lessening of competition' and insert 'the creation or strengthening of the 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'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

181

Clause     70,     page     51,     line     12,     after 'notified', insert '(whether in writing or otherwise)'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

182

Clause     75,     page     55,     line     1,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

183

Clause     75,     page     55,     line     3,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

184

Clause     75,     page     55,     line     5,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

185

Clause     75,     page     55,     line     6,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

186

Clause     75,     page     55,     line     8,     leave out '(8)' and insert '(1)'.


   

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

Mr Alistair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

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'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

187

Clause     79,     page     58,     line     7,     after 'Commission' insert 'or the OFT'.


   

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
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

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'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

188

Schedule     6,     page     199,     line     14,     after 'notified' insert '(whether in writing or otherwise)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

189

Schedule     6,     page     199,     line     27,     after 'him' insert 'or the OFT'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

190

Schedule     6,     page     205,     line     15,     after 'him' insert 'or the OFT'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

191

Schedule     7,     page     209,     line     7,     after 'proceedings;' insert—

            '(ja)   the approval by the relevant authority or another person of anything required by virtue of the order to be done or of any person to whom anything is to be transferred, or in whom anything is to be vested, by virtue of the order;'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

192

Schedule     7,     page     209,     line     9,     after 'by' insert 'virtue of'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

193

Schedule     7,     page     210,     line     18,     at end insert—

     '22A References in this Schedule to the notification of prices or other information are not limited to the notification in writing of prices or other information.'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

199

Clause     98,     page     70,     line     4,     after 'order', insert 'subject to affirmative resolution'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

200

Clause     100,     page     70,     line     20,     leave out 'so far as practicable'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

170

Clause     100,     page     70,     line     23,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

171

Clause     102,     page     72,     line     27,     leave out 'and such other persons as it considers appropriate' and insert 'with business and other stakeholders'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

172

Clause     114,     page     81,     line     5,     leave out 'person' and insert 'party to a merger'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

173

Clause     116,     page     83,     line     11,     at end insert 'and shall require the approval by affirmative resolution of each House of Parliament'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

Mr Richard PageMr Jonathan DjanoglyMr Mark Field

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'.

 
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