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Clause 11 - Advice

Part of Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 13th December 2012.

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Photo of Andy Sawford Andy Sawford Labour, Corby 12:30 pm, 13th December 2012

This particular issue relates to the point made in a previous sitting by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central about the power of the supermarkets. Supermarkets will be very well able to communicate their position to the public—indeed, they do so very effectively—not just on pricing and offers but on their relations with the adjudicator. We ought to recognise that the adjudicator will want to communicate with the public, as well, and to have that relationship with the public, even though, as the hon. Member for Camborne and Redruth rightly says, that is not the adjudicator’s specific role. We should recognise the power of the supermarkets.