Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Harry Barnes
Alice Mahon
John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
David Hamilton
Ms Diane Abbott

John CryerMr Alan SimpsonMr Harold Best
Jeremy CorbynMr Dennis SkinnerNr Robert N. Wareing
Lynne JonesMr Terry LewisMr Michael Clapham
Andrew McKinleyMr George GallowayMr Neil Gerrard

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

220

Clause     33,     page     20,     line     23,     leave out from 'result' to end of line 25 and insert 'in the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, as a result of which competition may be 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

221

Clause     33,     page     20,     line     28,     leave out from 'result' to end of line 30 and insert 'in the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, as a result of which competition may be 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

222

Clause     33,     page     20,     line     35,     after 'preventing', 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

223

Clause     33,     page     20,     line     40,     after 'preventing', 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

224

Clause     33,     page     21,     line     3,     after 'practicable', 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.'.


   

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

225

Clause     34,     page     21,     line     25,     leave out from 'in' to end of line 27 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.'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes
Alice Mahon
John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
David Hamilton
Ms Diane Abbott

John CryerMr Alan SimpsonMr Harold Best
Jeremy CorbynMr Dennis SkinnerNr Robert N. Wareing
Lynne JonesMr Terry LewisMr Michael Clapham
Andrew McKinleyMr George GallowayMr Neil Gerrard

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.'.

   

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

226

Clause     34,     page     21,     line     32,     after 'preventing', 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.'.

   

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

227

Clause     34,     page     21,     line     36,     after 'preventing', 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.'.

   

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

228

Clause     34,     page     21,     line     43,     after 'practicable', 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.'.


   

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

229

Clause     36,     page     22,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In making or preparing any report under this section, the Commission shall not disclose any information of a confidential nature.'.


   

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

230

Clause     37,     page     23,     line     14,     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

231

Clause     39,     page     25,     line     11,     leave out from 'prevent' to end of line 12 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.'.

   

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

232

Clause     39,     page     25,     line     14,     leave out from 'from' to end of line 15 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.'.

   

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

233

Clause     39,     page     25,     line     23,     leave out from 'to' to end of line 24 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.'.

   

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

234

Clause     39,     page     25,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(6)   In making a decision under subsection (2), 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 Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field
Dr Vincent Cable

66

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 Richard Page
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

235

Clause     42,     page     28,     line     34,     leave out from 'in' to end of line 35 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

236

Clause     42,     page     28,     line     37,     leave out from 'reference' to end of line 38.

   

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

237

Clause     42,     page     28,     line     42,     after 'customer', insert 'and supplier'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

178

Clause     42,     page     28,     line     43,     after 'outweigh', insert 'the substantial lessening of competition and'.

   

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

238

Clause     42,     page     28,     line     47,     at end insert—

      '(g) 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

239

Clause     43,     page     29,     line     22,     after 'in', 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.'.

 
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