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

258

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

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

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
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

34

Page     91,     line     1,     leave out Clause 124.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry
Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

35

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


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

194

Clause     152,     page     110,     line     5,     after 'authority' insert 'or the OFT'.


   

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

158

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


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Dr John Pugh

136

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

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


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

195

Clause     178,     page     129,     line     43,     after '1973 (c. 41)' insert ', section 32 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (c.56)'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

196

Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     22,     after 'group' insert '—

      (a)'. 

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

197

Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     23,     at end insert '(l) and'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

198

Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     25,     after 'Act;' insert 'or—

      (b) under a provision mentioned in paragraph (m) of that definition;'.


   

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'.


   

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

143

Clause     265,     page     180,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   But no order made under subsection (1) may amend or alter or in any way affect Part 6'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Charles Hendry

45

Clause     267,     page     181,     line     9,     at end add—

    '(2)   Parts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this Act shall not come into force before 1st March 2005'.


NEW CLAUSES

Person supplying goods
   

Miss Melanie Johnson

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section has effect for the purpose of references in this Part to a person supplying or seeking to supply goods under—

      (a) a hire-purchase agreement;

      (b) a credit-sale agreement;

      (c) a conditional sale agreement.

    (2)   The references include references to a person who conducts any antecedent negotiations relating to the agreement.

    (3)   The following expressions must be construed in accordance with section 189 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974—

      (a) hire-purchase agreement;

      (b) credit-sale agreement;

      (c) conditional sale agreement;

      (d) antecedent negotiations.'.


Damages

   

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

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A claim for damages may be made to the High Court or any county court in respect of a domestic infringement.

    (2)   Damages may be awarded in respect of a domestic infringement only if the first or second conditions are satisfied.

    (3)   The first condition is that the act or omission gives rise to an action for—

      (a) breach of contract; or

      (b) tort or, in Scotland, delict.

    (4)   The second condition is that—

      (a) the court has made a domestic infringement order under section 208;

      (b) the court has made an interim enforcement order under section 209;

      (c) the court has accepted an undertaking under either of those sections; or

      (d) an enforcer has accepted an undertaking under section 210.

    (3)   For the purposes of a claim for damages in respect of which the second condition is satisfied, in awarding damages the court is to apply the same principles as would be applied by a court in awarding damages for claim in tort or, in Scotland, delict.'.


Claims on behalf of consumers

   

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

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A claim may be made under section [Damages] by a specified body on behalf of two or more individuals who have claims under that section as consumers and in respect of the same infringements.

    (2)   A claim may be made on behalf of an individual only with his consent.

    (3)   If two or more individuals have made a claim as consumers under section [Damages] in respect of the same infringement, a specified body may with the consent of each individual continue the claim on their behalf.

    (4)   In deciding any claim made or continued under section [Damages] by virtue of this section, the court may award damages to an individual on whose behalf a claim is made or continued.

    (5)   An individual claims as a consumer if the claim is in respect of an infringement affecting (whether directly or indirectly) goods or services to which subsection (6) applies.

    (6)   This subsection applies to goods or services which—

      (a) the individual received, or sought to receive, otherwise than in the course of a business carried on by him (notwithstanding that he received or sought to receive them with a view to carrying on a business); and

      (b) were, or would have been, supplied to the individual (in the case of goods whether by way of sale or otherwise) in the course of a business carried on by the person who supplied or would have supplied them.

    (7)   A business includes—

      (a) a professional practice;

      (b) any other undertaking carried on for gain or reward;

      (c) any undertaking in the course of which goods or services are supplied otherwise than free of charge.

    (8)   "Specified", means specified in an order made by the Secretary of State in accordance with criteria to be published by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.

    (9)   An application by a body to be specified in an order under this section is to be made in a form approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose.

    (10)   The power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.

 
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