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

41

Page     30,     line     15     [Clause     44],     leave out from 'result' to end of line 16 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

42

Page     30,     line     27     [Clause     44],     leave out from 'result' to end of line 29 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

43

Page     30,     line     33     [Clause     44],     leave out from first 'of' to end of line 36 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

44

Page     30,     line     41     [Clause     44],     leave out from 'in' to end of line 43 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 Andrew Lansley

141

Page     31,     line     18     [Clause     45],     leave out subsections (3) and (4).

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

142

Page     31,     line     36     [Clause     45],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Secretary of State shall not make a reference under section 44(3) or (5) when a relevant public interest consideration which is mentioned in the intervention notice has not been finalised.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

234

*Page     31,     line     42     [Clause     45],     after 'disregard' insert 'by virtue of subsection (3) above'.


   

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

45

Page     32,     line     8     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'in' to 'and' in line 9 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

46

Page     32,     line     10     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'any' to 'the' in line 12 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

47

Page     32,     line     25     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'in' to 'and' 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'.

   

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

48

Page     32,     line     28     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'any' to end of line 31 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'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

235

*Page     32,     line     45     [Clause     46],     after 'of' insert 'other action by the Secretary of State or'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

236

*Page     32,     line     46     [Clause     46],     leave out 'other persons' and insert 'persons other than itself and the Secretary of State'.

   

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

49

Page     33,     line     6     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'be' to 'it' in line 7 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

50

Page     33,     line     11     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'preventing' to end of line 14 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

51

Page     33,     line     17     [Clause     46],     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 19 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

52

Page     33,     line     26     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'be)' to end of 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'.

   

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

59

Page     33,     line     32     [Clause     46],     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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

62

Page     35,     line     11     [Clause     50],     at end insert 'such an extension of time only to be granted with the consent of the parties.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

237

*Page     36,     line     1     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Where a period within which a report under section 49 is to be prepared and given to the Secretary of State is extended or further extended under section 50(3) or (4), the period as extended or (as the case may be) further extended shall, subject to subsections (4B) and (4C), be calculated by taking the period being extended and adding to it the period of the extension (whether or not those periods overlap in time).

    (4B)   Subsection (4C) applies where—

      (a) the period within which the report under section 49 is to be prepared and given to the Secretary of State is further extended;

      (b) the further extension and at least one previous extension is made under section 50(4); 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.

    (4C)   In calculating the period of the further extension, any days or fractions of days of the kind mentioned in subsection (4B)(c) shall be disregarded.'.


   

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

53

Page     39,     line     3     [Clause     54],     leave out 'substantial lessening of competition' 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 Harry Barnes

304

*Page     40,     line     15     [Clause     57],     after 'of' insert '(a)'

   

Mr Harry Barnes

305

*Page     40,     line     15     [Clause     57],     after 'security' insert—

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

      (c) 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 Andrew Lansley

197

Page     40,     line     15     [Clause     57],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The interests of plurality in newspaper ownership are specified in this section.'.

 
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