Clause 27 - Public interest interventions in markets investigations

Part of Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 10 July 2012.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 4:45, 10 July 2012

I want to make the point that it is not inconsistent, because although such cases are likely to be rare, when they occur they may be quite significant. It therefore makes sense to look at such issues in the round as part of a recommendation to the Secretary of State, who retains political responsibility.