Results 181–200 of 700 for "competition act"

Oral Answers to Questions — Communications White Paper (12 Dec 2000)

Mr Chris Smith: be distinctive and innovative, providing both complementarity and competition to the BBC and ITV. In the commercial sector, our view is that increased competition allows us to depend more on Competition Act 1998 powers rather than those specific to the sector, in order to secure diversity of ownership and competition in the relevant markets, such as advertising. We propose to replace...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicles (Crime) Bill: Clause 33 - Imposition of requirements concerning registration plates (11 Jan 2001)

John Bercow: ...this is the first time I have led for the Opposition on a Bill Committee. I have, however, served as a Back-Bencher on Bill Committees, during the passage of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, the Competition Act 1998 and the Employment Relations Act 1999. We were led with great distinction on those measures by my hon. Friend the Member for Daventry (Mr. Boswell) and my right hon. Friend...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Water Industry (18 Jan 2001)

Richard Lochhead: ...efficiency targets and compete with multimillion pound investment programmes without jeopardising quality of service and safety? Does not that strengthen the case for a temporary exemption from the Competition Act 1998 for Scotland's water industry, before the minister sends it further down the road to privatisation?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Water Authorities: Water Authorities (19 Jan 2001)

Richard Lochhead: the answer to question S1W-10333 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 20 November 2000, whether any water authority sought advice from or made representations to the Executive regarding exemption from the Competition Act 1998, and whether public authorities seeking such exemption apply directly to Her Majesty’s Government or whether all applications are made through the Executive.

Regulatory Reform Bill [H.L.] (25 Jan 2001)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: ...a perfectly normal legislative provision. It would simply make it possible to make necessary supplemental changes that flowed directly from the provisions of the order. Let me give an example. The Competition Act 1998 states that notice must be made "in writing". But it does not say how that notice is to be served. Supplemental provision was made for this. That is a provision that is...

Orders of the Day — Gas Prices ( 8 Feb 2001)

Peter Hain: ...evidence of anti-competitive behaviour, the Director General of Fair Trading, John Vickers, has strong powers to act, and should he find evidence of any anti-competitive behaviour prohibited by the Competition Act 1998, he will act promptly. We acknowledge that recent higher gas prices add to the burdens on businesses, and we take seriously their concerns on the matter. However, the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: ADSL Roll-out (28 Feb 2001)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: ...service provider business, on the same terms and conditions. OFTEL monitors BT's ADSL roll-out closely to ensure that BT does not engage in anti-competitive behaviour in breach of its licence or the Competition Act. OFTEL investigates carefully any allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and will take enforcement action where appropriate. Already over 40 service providers are marketing...

Communications White Paper (28 Feb 2001)

Baroness Miller of Hendon: ...that all the principles will be acceptable. It is the only the detail that we shall want closely to examine. We are not happy with the bland phrase buried in the fine print that, "we will give OFCOM Competition Act type powers to levy financial penalties ... This will bring the range of enforcement powers into line with the powers of other regulatory bodies, for example the Financial...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Compact Discs: Cost ( 1 Mar 2001)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: ...Fair Trading on the 9th February. The inquiry will consider whether the way in which the record companies have responded to imports of cheaper CDs from elsewhere in the EU amounts to a breach of the Competition Act 1998. The inquiry is expected to take six months.

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice and Police Bill: Clause 45 - Extension of existing disclosure Powers ( 6 Mar 2001)

Mrs Irene Adams: 105, leave out lines 1 and 2. Amendment No. 158, in page 105, leave out lines 3 and 4. New schedule 1 —`Provisions Excluded from Section 45— 1. Fair Trading Act 1973, s.133(3). 2. Competition Act 1980, s.19(2). 3. Telecommunications Act 1984, s.101(2). 4. Companies Act 1985, s.449(1). 5. Financial Services Act 1986, s.180(1). 6. Banking Act 1987, s.85(1). 7....

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation ( 8 Mar 2001)

Stephen Byers: ...will therefore issue a formal consultation paper addressing those issues and inviting comments. However, on one recommendation, I feel that action should be taken now. Under schedule 4 of the Competition Act 1998, there is an entitlement to request that professional rules be excluded from the provision in that Act that prohibits anti-competitive agreements. The director general believes...

Postal Services Act 2000 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2001 (21 Mar 2001)

Baroness Miller of Hendon: ...not say "10 per cent" but "unlimited" penalties. The Minister will remember that I tried to curtail the "unlimited" element by proposing an amendment that followed the words in the Government's own Competition Act 1998, which would have capped the penalties at 10 per cent of turnover. As the Minister will recall, that was not accepted by this House, but I see that it now appears in Section...

Railtrack ( 5 Apr 2001)

Lord Berkeley: ...welcome. He is also tightening up various new licence conditions which I think will make Railtrack perform much more effectively. That is in addition to the provisions in the Transport Act and the Competition Act. However, it is clear that Railtrack has failed in its primary duty to operate and maintain the network. In fact, it does not even know what it owns and operates in the network. I...

NHS and the Drugs Industry ( 1 May 2001)

Mr Peter Bradley: ...I referred that complaint to the Office of Fair Trading. It is regrettable that the investigation took two years, but it was thorough. On 30 March, the OFT issued its findings--the first under the Competition Act 1998. The OFT found that Napp's MST drug had captured about 97 per cent. of the NHS market in 1998, despite the fact that its patent had elapsed as early as 1992. It had achieved...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Water Authorities: Water Authorities ( 2 May 2001)

Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its legal advice is that it would be possible for the water authorities to be exempted from the Competition Act 1998.

Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (Water Framework Directive) ( 2 May 2001)

Nora Radcliffe: a concerted way to represent Scotland's interests. When talking about the water framework directive, we should bear in mind that the water industry is having to cope with the implications of the Competition Act 1998 and that regulation of water abstraction is quite important in that context. To pick up on what Robin Harper said, there is at present no control on water abstraction. We do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Consumer Rights ( 3 May 2001)

Mr Dale Campbell-Savours: The first Bill on which I worked after my election in 1979 was the one that became the Competition Act 1980. We discussed this very issue during our proceedings, and for 20 years since then Back-Bench Members of all parties have pushed successive Governments on the matter. I will not be in the next Parliament, but may I express the hope that the Government will really sort the problem out? It...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Water Industry (31 May 2001)

Tommy Sheridan: exactly what the Tories said about gas, electricity and rail privatisation. Will he confirm that the coalition Executive has rejected the option of seeking exclusion from the provisions of the Competition Act 1998, thus paving the way for the privatisation of Scotland's water industry? Will he further confirm that the Executive intends to impose on our water industry cuts of £168...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (25 Jun 2001)

Lord Borrie: would provide a powerful deterrent to illegal anti-competitive activity. It will no doubt be said that in Britain we have only recently revolutionised our laws with prohibitions imposed by the Competition Act 1998--a measure which my noble friend Lord Haskel steered effectively through this House together with my noble friend Lord Simon of Highbury. Industry was given until March last...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Competition Law ( 2 Jul 2001)

Nick Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many alleged breaches of the Competition Act 1998 have been reported to the Office of Fair Trading; how many investigations have been conducted into such breaches; and what the outcome was in each case, indicating the level of fines imposed.

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