[Part II]

Part of Enterprise Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:00 pm on 23rd April 2002.

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Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry 8:00 pm, 23rd April 2002

Where an undertaking has been agreed by the parties concerned outside the courts but a variation needs to be made, application must be made in court. However, that does not involve any prosecution in the traditional sense in which I think the hon. Gentleman is using the term. The procedure merely ensures that agreements work properly.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 175, in page 142, line 19, leave out from 'there' to end of line 22 and insert 'are inserted the following subsections—

''(6) Subsection (5) does not apply to an application for leave for the purposes of section 1(1)(a) if the application for the disqualification order was made under section 9A.

(7) In such a case and in the case of an application for leave for the purposes of section 9B(4) on the hearing of the application whichever of the OFT or a specified regulator (within the meaning of section 9E) applied for the order or accepted the undertaking (as the case may be)—'.[Miss Melanie Johnson.]

Clause 195, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 198 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 200 ordered to stand part of the Bill.