Results 81–100 of 174 for speaker:Lord Sharman

Enterprise Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: I shall speak to Amendment No. 270, which deals with the consent of the person who is to be the administrator to his appointment. At this stage, I shall not address the issue of timing; it is covered by other amendments. My principal purpose in supporting the amendment is to ensure that the administrator knows that he is being appointed and is appointed with his consent. As the Bill stands,...

Enterprise Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: I had intended to speak to the issue when we came to the group led by Amendment No. 275. As it has been raised now, I must say that the practical experience is that those who seek to avail themselves of the assets of insolvent companies do not always pay attention to the niceties of the law. It is critically important that the administrator should be able to secure premises and the like. To...

Enterprise Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: I add my commendations to the Minister on the way in which he has approached the matter. It is wholly right that we should consider the matter. I endorse what the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, said about changing the word "thinks", to "reasonably believes". I, too, believe that a positive rather than a negative construction is required.

Enterprise Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: We support the amendment. The important thing is that we maintain both the balance sheet and cash flow aspects of the definition of debt. All that the amendment would do is bring the provision into line with the relevant sections of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Enterprise Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: The name of my noble friend Lord Razzall stands to two amendments in the group. I rise to support the underlying principle behind the group of amendments. Current practice in administration is normally to effect a rescue by the sale of a business or the undertaking, not necessarily by preserving the company. The Bill would impose a primary duty to rescue the company. In that sense I think...

Regulation of Auditors (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I declare an interest as a paid adviser to KPMG. The Question was as follows: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the United States government to limit the extraterritorial effect of Senator Sarbane's bill regarding the regulation of auditors.

Regulation of Auditors (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that very helpful reply. Does he agree, however, that the proven system of regulation in operation in the banking industry—so-called host country regulation—is much preferable to the extra-territorial application of any state's legislation?

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: I am extremely grateful for the very full response given by the Minister. I particularly appreciate his explanation as to how the OFT and the SFO will work together on prosecutions. On that basis, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: moved Amendment No. 185: Page 136, line 3, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert "by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office with the consent of the OFT"

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: The amendment deals with who is the most appropriate body to carry out the criminal investigations of cartel offences. It is our contention that it is best that they be carried out exclusively by the Serious Fraud Office. To my knowledge, at present the OFT has neither the responsibility nor the resources to carry out criminal investigations; nor does it have experience of complying with the...

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: As the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Wirral, said, my amendment, Amendment No. 180, is in this group. I can do little better than echo the noble Lord's concerns about the definition of "dishonestly". It is right that those who engage in hardcore cartel activity should be punished severely. Criminalisation would help to deter. However, some amendment to clarify the scope and effect of the proposed...

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: had given notice of his intention to move Amendments Nos. 168 to 170: Page 126, line 31, at end insert— "( ) For the purposes of subsection (1) "any person aggrieved" means any person who is a party to the relevant merger situation or special merger situation." Page 126, line 32, leave out subsection (2). Page 126, line 39, leave out "three months" and insert "one month"

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: These amendments seek to do exactly the same in relation to market investigations as the amendments moved in relation to Clause 148. Given the Minister's explanation, I do not propose to move the amendments.

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: I am very grateful to the Minister for his full and detailed reply. I want to think a little about what he said about Amendment No. 145, but I am very much encouraged by his remarks about time limits. On that basis, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: had given notice of his intention to move Amendment No. 148: Page 83, line 41, leave out subsection (6) and insert— "(6) The Tribunal may confirm or set aside the decision which is the subject of the appeal and may— (a) remit the matter to the OFT, the Secretary of State or the Commission as the case may be (the "original decision maker"); (b) cancel or vary any conditions or obligations...

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: The amendment was conditional and follows on from Amendments Nos. 145, 146 and 147. The amendment would be relevant only if the conditions in Clause 117 were narrowed. On that basis, it would not be sensible to move the amendment.

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: moved Amendment No. 145: Page 83, line 25, at end insert— "( ) For the purposes of subsection (1) "any person aggrieved" means any person who is a party to the relevant merger situation or special merger situation."

Enterprise Bill (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: In moving the amendment I shall speak also to Amendments Nos. 146 and 147. Clause 117 deals with the basis on which an aggrieved party may apply for a review or a reference in regard to a decision under the Bill. The amendments seek, in general parlance, to tighten the grounds on which such an application may be made. Amendment No. 145 defines any person aggrieved by adding the words, "any...

Enterprise Bill (16 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: moved Amendment No. 49: Page 5, line 12, at end insert— "( ) The Secretary of State shall review the status of a designated consumer body not less than every 12 months to determine whether such a body is an appropriate body, under subsection (6)(a) and (b), to retain the right to raise super-complaints to the OFT."

Enterprise Bill (16 Jul 2002)

Lord Sharman: This is the final amendment in the group which deals with the designation of consumer bodies entitled to bring super-complaints. The Minister has already stated that where a designated body fails to maintain the appropriate status it will be de-designated; its right to bring such a complaint will be removed. The objective of the amendment is to ensure that the status of so designated consumer...


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