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

249

Clause     45,     page     32,     line     26,     leave out from 'be' to 'it' 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'.


   

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

262

Clause     56,     page     39,     line     36,     leave out 'national security' and insert—

      '(a) national security;

      (b) maintaining and promoting the balanced distribution of industry and employment in the United Kingdom;

      (c) of maintaining and promoting competitive activity in markets outside the United Kingdom on the part of producers of goods and of suppliers of goods and services, in the United Kingdom.'.


   

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

260

Clause     57,     page     40,     line     10,     leave out 'special'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

264

Clause     65,     page     46,     line     16,     after 'assets' insert 'to which section 58(1) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (c.41) applies'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

265

Clause     65,     page     46,     line     17,     leave out 'Fair Trading Act 1973 (c.41)' and insert 'Act of 1973'.


   

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

273

Clause     68,     page     49,     line     41,     after 'created', insert—

      '(aa) the provisions of section 20(1)(b) have been satisfied;'.


   

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

274

Clause     69,     page     50,     line     29,     leave out 'the substantial lessening of competition' and insert 'creating or strengthening a dominant position, as a result of which competition may have been significantly reduced'.

   

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

275

Clause     69,     page     50,     line     36,     leave out 'substantial lessening of competition and any adverse effects resulting from it' and insert 'the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, as a result of which competition may have been significantly reduced'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

181

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


   

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

276

Clause     71,     page     51,     line     37,     after '7', insert 'and essential to avoid the creation or strengthening of a dominant position'.


   

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

277

Page     52,     line     42,     leave out Clause 73.


   

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)'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

266

Clause     76,     page     56,     line     20,     after 'section' insert '; and references to the acceptance or giving of undertakings under this section shall be construed accordingly'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

267

Clause     77,     page     57,     line     16,     after 'section' insert '; and references to the making of orders under this section shall be construed accordingly'.


   

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

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
Dr Vincent Cable

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'.

   

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

261

Clause     80,     page     58,     line     29,     leave out subsection 2 and insert—

    '(2)   The Commission may make such order as it considers to be reasonable and practicable

      (i) to remedy, mitigate or prevent the substantial lessening of competition concerned; and

      (ii) to remedy, mitigate or prevent any adverse effects which have resulted from, or may be expected to result from, the substantial lessening of competition.'.

 
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