Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - continued House of Commons

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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'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

362

Schedule     25,     page     298,     line     20,     at end insert—

      'Superannuation Act 1972 (c.11)

    2A (1) The Superannuation Act 1972 is amended as follows.

    (2) In Schedule 1 (kinds of employment in relation to which pension schemes may be made), in the list of "Other Bodies", there is inserted at the appropriate place—

          "The Competition Service.".'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

388

Schedule     25,     page     305,     line     5,     after '(6)' insert '—

            (i)'. 

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

389

Schedule     25,     page     305,     line     6,     at end insert—

            '(ii) for "sections 55 and 56 of that Act (disclosure)" there is substituted "Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Information)".'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

390

Schedule     25,     page     313,     line     18,     after '(9A)' insert '—

            '(a)'.   

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

391

Schedule     25,     page     313,     line     19,     at end insert—

            '(b)   for "sections 55 and 56 of that Act (disclosure)" there is substituted "Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Information)".'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

392

Schedule     25,     page     315,     line     20,     after '(6A)' insert '—

            (i)'. 

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

393

Schedule     25,     page     315,     line     21,     at end insert—

            '(ii) for "sections 55 and 56 of that Act (disclosure)" there is substituted "Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Information)".'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

394

Schedule     25,     page     320,     leave out lines 7 to 20.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

395

Schedule     25,     page     325,     line     11,     after '(11)' insert '—

            (i)'. 

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

396

Schedule     25,     page     325,     line     12,     at end insert—

            '(ii) for "sections 55 and 56 of that Act (disclosure)" there is substituted "Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Information)".'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

397

Schedule     26,     page     331,     leave out line 47 and insert—

'Sections 55 and 56.'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

363

Schedule     26,     page     332,     line     11,     leave out ', "President" and "secretary"' and insert 'and "President"'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

364

Schedule     26,     page     332,     line     19,     leave out 'and (d)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

365

Schedule     26,     page     332,     line     22,     leave out '7(1)' and insert '7(4)'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

366

Schedule     26,     page     332, ,     line     22,     at end insert 'In paragraph 9, sub-paragraph (2) and in sub-paragraph (3), the words "and the President".'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

367

Schedule     26,     page     332,     leave out line 24,     

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

574

Schedule     26,     page     333,     line     24,     at beginning of second column insert—

'Section 9.'.
   

Miss Melanie Johnson

398

Schedule     26,     page     333,     line     30,     after '9,' insert '10,'.


   

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.'.


Annual report of Commission
   

Miss Melanie Johnson

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    'After paragraph 12 of Schedule 7 to the 1998 Act (the Competition Commission) there is inserted—

          "Annual reports

        12A (1) The Commission shall make to the Secretary of State a report for each financial year on its activities during the year.

        (2) The annual report must be made before the end of August next following the financial year to which it relates.

        (3) The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the annual report before Parliament and arrange for the report to be published.".'.


Application of insolvency law to foreign company
   

Miss Melanie Johnson

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State may by order provide for a provision of the Insolvency Act 1986 (c.45) to apply (with or without modification) in relation to a company incorporated outside Great Britain.

    (2)   An order under this section—

      (a) may make provision generally or for a specified purpose only,

      (b) may make different provision for different purposes, and

      (c) may make transitional, consequential or incidental provision.

    (3)   An order under this section—

      (a) must be made by statutory instrument, and

      (b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.


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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