Clause 15 — Review of Adjudicator and guidance from Secretary of State

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 3:58 pm on 26th February 2013.

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Amendments made: 7, page 6, line 13, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

‘(5) The review must also consider whether it would be desirable—

(a) for an order to be made under subsection (10A) (if no order under that subsection is in force), or

(b) for any order under that subsection to be revoked.’.

Amendment 8, page 6, leave out lines 34 to 36 and insert—

‘(10A) The Secretary of State may by order provide that this Act has effect as if the section set out in subsection (11) below were inserted after section 4.

(10B) An order under subsection (10A)—

(a) may be made only if, as a result of the findings of a review, the Secretary of State thinks that making the order would enable the Adjudicator to be more effective;

(b) may be revoked only if, as a result of the findings of a review, the Secretary of State thinks that revoking the order would not impair the Adjudicator’s effectiveness.

(11) This is the section referred to in subsection (10A)—’.—(Jo Swinson.)