Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

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*Page     7,     line     39     [Clause     17],     leave out 'that' and insert 'as to whether'.

   

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

206

Page     7,     line     40     [Clause     17],     at end insert 'and before making such a decision the OFT shall give all the parties concerned an opportunity to make representations on the allegations and evidence taken into account by the OFT.'.

   

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

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

312

*Page     8,     line     1     [Clause     17],     leave out 'that' and insert 'as to whether'.

   

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

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

313

*Page     8,     line     3     [Clause     17],     leave out 'that' and insert 'as to whether'.

   

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

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

314

*Page     8,     line     4     [Clause     17],     leave out 'that' and insert 'as to whether'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

372

*Page     8,     line     32     [Clause     17],     at beginning insert 'Otherwise than with the permission of the Tribunal,'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

159

Page     9     [Clause     18],     leave out lines 35 to 37.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

182

Page     198,     line     34     [Schedule     5],     leave out 'Court of Appeal or the Court of Session' and insert 'appropriate court'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

183

Page     199,     line     7     [Schedule     5],     leave out from 'or' to end of line 8 and insert 'the appropriate court.

    (3)   In this section "the appropriate court" means the Court of Appeal or, in the case of an appeal from Tribunal proceedings in Scotland, the Court of Session.".'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

184

Page     199     [Schedule     5],     leave out lines 28 to 30 and insert—

            '(b)   sub-paragraph (3)(a) shall cease to have effect; and'.


   

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

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

18

Page     11,     line     7     [Clause     21],     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may at its discretion'.

   

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

19

Page     11,     line     7     [Clause     21],     after '(3)', insert 'have a discretion to'.

   

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

21

Page     11     [Clause     21],     leave out lines 11 and 12 and insert 'in 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 Harry Barnes
Mr John Cummings
John McDonnell
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Harold Best
Mr Alan Simpson

Mr Mike WoodLlew SmithMr Robert Wareing
Mr George GallowayMrs Ann CryerLynne Jones
Frank Cook

202

Page     11,     line     11     [Clause     21],     after 'competition', insert 'or substantial damage to the public interest'.

   

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

22

Page     11,     line     12     [Clause     21],     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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

60

Page     12,     line     20     [Clause     22],     leave out '45' and insert '70'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

224

*Page     14,     line     37     [Clause     24],     after 'with' insert 'the receipt of a notice under subsection (7A).

       (7A) The OFT shall, in connection with any notice given by it under subsection (6), by notice inform the persons carrying on the enterprises which have or may have ceased to be distinct exterprises of'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

225

*Page     14,     line     41     [Clause     24],     leave out subsection (8) and insert—

    '(8)   Subject to subsections (9) and (10), where the four month period mentioned in section 23(1)(a) or (2)(b) is extended or further extended by virtue of this section in relation to a particular case, any reference to that period in section 23 or the preceding provisions of this section shall have effect in relation to that case as if it were a reference to a period equivalent to the aggregate of the period being extended and the period of the extension (whether or not those periods overlap in time).

    (9)   Subsection (10) applies where—

      (a) the four month period mentioned in section 23(1)(a) or (2)(b) is further extended;

      (b) the further extension and at least one previous extension is made under one or more of subsections (2), (4) and (6); and

      (c) the same days or fractions of days are included in or comprise the further extension and are included in or comprise at least one such previous extension.

    (10)   In calculating the period of the further extension, any days or fractions of days of the kind mentioned in subsection (9)(c) shall be disregarded.

    (11)   No more than one extension is possible under subsection (1).'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

226

*Page     19,     line     13     [Clause     31],     leave out 'or (6)' and insert ', (6) or (7A)'.

   

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

24

Page     19,     line     40     [Clause     31],     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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

Dr Vincent CableMr Alastair CarmichaelDr John Pugh

20

Page     19,     line     34     [Clause     32],     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may at its discretion'.

   

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

23

Page     19,     line     38     [Clause     32],     leave out from 'result' to end of line 40 and insert 'in the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, as a result of which competition is likely to be significantly reduced within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes
Mr John Cummings
John McDonnell
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Harold Best
Mr Alan Simpson

Mr Mike WoodLlew SmithMr Robert Wareing
Mr George GallowayMrs Ann CryerLynne Jones
Frank Cook

203

Page     19,     line     39     [Clause     32],     after 'competition', insert 'or substantial damage to the public interest'.


   

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

56

Page     20,     line     7     [Clause     32],     at end insert 'or

      (d) 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 Harry Barnes
Mr John Cummings
John McDonnell
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Harold Best
Mr Alan Simpson

Mr Mike WoodLlew SmithMr Robert Wareing
Mr George GallowayMrs Ann CryerLynne Jones
Frank Cook

204

Page     20,     line     43     [Clause     34],     after 'competition', insert 'or substantial damage to the public interest'.

   

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

25

Page     20,     line     45     [Clause     34],     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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

26

Page     21,     line     3     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'result' to 'or' in 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'.

 
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