Amendments proposed to the Enterprise Bill - 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

27

Page     21,     line     8     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'result' to end of line 10 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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

28

Page     21,     line     15     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'preventing' to end of line 18 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

29

Page     21,     line     20     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'preventing' to 'and' in line 23 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

30

Page     21,     line     28     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'practicable' 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

31

Page     22     [Clause     35],     leave out lines 5 and 6 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
Mr John Cummings
John McDonnell
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Harold Best
Mr Alan Simpson

Dr Ian GibsonDavid TaylorJohn Cryer
Alice MahonMr Kelvin HopkinsMr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Mr Austin MitchellMr Dennis SkinnerHarry Cohen
Jeremy CorbynMs Diane AbbotJohn Austin
Mr Michael ClaphamMr Neil GerrardMr Tony Banks

205

Page     22,     line     5     [Clause     35],     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

32

Page     22,     line     6     [Clause     35],     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

33

Page     22,     line     11     [Clause     35],     leave out from 'preventing' to end of line 13 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

34

Page     22,     line     15     [Clause     35],     leave out from 'preventing' to 'and' in line 17 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

35

Page     22,     line     22     [Clause     35],     leave out from 'practicable' to end of line 23 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

61

Page     23,     line     35     [Clause     38],     at end insert 'such an extension of time only to be granted with the consent of the parties.'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

227

Page     24,     line     29     [Clause     39],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Where a period within which a report under section 37 is to be prepared and published is extended or further extended under section 38(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 37 is to be prepared and published is further extended;

      (b) the further extension and at least one previous extension is made under section 38(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

36

Page     25,     line     37     [Clause     40],     leave out from 'prevent' to 'and' in line 38 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

37

Page     25,     line     40     [Clause     40],     leave out from second 'from' to end of line 41 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

38

Page     26,     line     1     [Clause     40],     leave out from 'to' to end of line 2 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

57

Page     26,     line     5     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

63

Page     26,     line     28     [Clause     41],     leave out from '57' to end of line 29.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

228

Page     27,     line     4     [Clause     41],     leave out 'and (6)' and insert ', (6) and (7A)'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

229

Page     27,     line     14     [Clause     41],     leave out '12' and insert '3(4B)'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

230

Page     27,     line     18     [Clause     41],     at end insert—

      '(ea) in section 24(9)(b) after the word "(4)" there were inserted ", (5A)";'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

231

Page     27,     line     19     [Clause     41],     leave out '24(8)' and insert '24(11)'.


   

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

58

Page     29,     line     28     [Clause     43],     at end insert 'or

      (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 Andrew Lansley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Field

39

Page     29,     line     14     [Clause     43],     leave out from 'in' to end of line 15 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'.

 
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