Results 161–180 of 700 for "competition act"

Scottish Parliament: Water Industry (15 Jun 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...fact of life for our water authorities. They have to compete for business in a number of areas—although that is confined, so far, to services that are not delivered through their own networks. The Competition Act 1998 extends the possibility of third parties competing to provide services on those networks—whether through common carriage or other arrangements. Competition is, therefore,...

Cruickshank Report (19 Jun 2000)

Vincent Cable: ...for Trade and Industry, rather than for the Treasury—use the existing powers against what is essentially cartel behaviour. The Office of Fair Trading is already pointing to two sections of the Competition Act 1998 that could be used. The final point in the analysis, before I deal with the conclusions, is that the Cruickshank report demonstrates how business consumers and personal...

Sections 24 to 26: Supplementary (21 Jun 2000)

Lord Kingsland: ...of these procedures. The amendments offer two alternative forms of appeal: the first based on the telecoms analogue contained in Statutory Instrument 1999 No. 3180; and the other based on the Competition Act model. Amendment No. 183, which refers to electricity, and Amendment No. 188, which refers to gas, insert new sections into Section 49B of the Electricity Act and Section 38B of the...

Utilities Bill (21 Jun 2000)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: ...for the purposes of subsection (4)(a) and (g) are-- (a) the Trade Descriptions Act 1968; (b) the Fair Trading Act 1973; (c) the Consumer Credit Act 1974; (d) the Estate Agents Act 1979; (e) the Competition Act 1980; (f) the National Audit Act 1983; (g) the Telecommunications Act 1984; (h) the Airports Act 1986; (i) the Insolvency Act 1986; (j) the Consumer Protection Act 1987; (k) the...

Post Office Network (28 Jun 2000)

Vincent Cable: ...installed in a sub-post office as part of the joint project? Will customers pay Barclays charges, which, as he knows, the bank is determined to impose in defiance of the anti-cartel provision of the Competition Act 1998? Finally, I welcome the internet provision, particularly taking advantage of the logistics opportunities of the Post Office. But how will internet be provided in the many...

Utilities Bill ( 5 Jul 2000)

Baroness Buscombe: ..., at end insert-- ("(5) Nothing in this section authorises the Council to direct the Authority to supply information which is subject to the restrictions on disclosure contained in section 55 of the Competition Act 1998 nor authorises the Authority to comply with such a direction.").

Transport Bill (10 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...way ahead, offering the prospect of successful partnerships rather than a relationship based on control. It has been suggested that this is all very well but that we are now working under a new Competition Act regime, and concern has been expressed about the attitude of the Office of Fair Trading to such voluntary agreements. It is not for me to speak for the OFT, but I believe that these...

Utilities Bill (11 Jul 2000)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: ...100, line 31, at end insert-- ("( ) The Authority shall not impose a penalty on a licence holder under subsection (1) where it is satisfied that the most appropriate way of proceeding is under the Competition Act 1998.").

Postal Services Bill (11 Jul 2000)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: ...detailed provisions for determining that turnover to be set out in an order made by the Secretary of State. That will bring the provisions of the Postal Services Bill into line with those of the Competition Act 1998 and with those now included in the Utilities Bill. I beg to move.

Transport Bill (17 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...Bill to ensure that the regulator or the SRA does not impose a licence penalty on the licence holder until it is satisfied that the most appropriate way of proceeding is by the regulator under the Competition Act. This will deal with the issue of double jeopardy. I hope that noble Lords will welcome this announcement and that, with my earlier explanations and reassurances, the noble Earl...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Water Authorities: Water Authorities (18 Jul 2000)

Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the implications of the Competition Act 1998 for Scotland’s water authorities.

Rail Fares and Station Parking Charges (24 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: No, my Lords. I am saying that the Rail Regulator is the competent authority concurrent with the Director General of Fair Trading to enforce the provisions of the Competition Act in respect of rail fares. I was also saying, perhaps not clearly enough, that the regulator has received a number of complaints from the public and from Members of Parliament concerning recent fare increases. He...

Utilities Bill: Licence Enforcement (27 Jul 2000)

...55, line 31, at end insert— ("( ) The Authority shall not impose a penalty on a licence holder under subsection (1) where it is satisfied that the most appropriate way of proceeding is under the Competition Act 1998.")

Postal Services Bill: Financial Penalties (27 Jul 2000)

John Bercow: ...but of the personal charm of my noble Friend Baroness Miller of Hendon, which I could not possibly hope to emulate. Nevertheless the Government changed their mind and tabled an amendment. The draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000 was made on 10 February and it implemented section 36 of the Competition Act 1998. Although the order owes its origin...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport Bill: Strategic Rail Authority (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...agreements between rail operators and local transport authorities is not collected centrally. I understand that the Office of Fair Trading has not had any applications for a decision under the Competition Act in relation to such agreements.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — Scottish executive: Cabinet (Meetings) ( 5 Oct 2000)

John McAllion: ...companies have opened up offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh in anticipation of that competition. Will the First Minister say whether the Cabinet has considered asking for a block exemption from the Competition Act 1998? The water and sewerage industry is a strategic industry in Scotland and I believe it to be the will of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people that, like publicly...

Transport Bill (30 Oct 2000)

Lord Dixon-Smith: which we should all aspire. Amendment No. 117 deals with a provision for the termination of a scheme in default. Amendment No. 178 seeks to include quality contracts schemes in the effects of the Competition Act. As I understand it, they are more or less excluded at present. The Government may well argue that, by making these contracts subject to the Competition Act, we are nullifying...

Transport Bill (30 Oct 2000)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: ...under their licences or franchise agreement. Firstly, they provide an upper limit on penalties. Secondly, they provide a protection against the danger of penalties being imposed under both the Competition Act and the Railways Act in respect of the same event. Thirdly, they improve the provisions in the Bill, giving operators the right to appeal against the regulator's or the SRA's...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Quality Partnership Schemes (15 Nov 2000)

Robert Syms: I have just one brief point to raise. In Committee, we had a lengthy discussion on the impact of the Competition Act 1998. I note that since that legislation came into force in March a number of bus companies have been raided in order to discover whether they were involved in cartels or any other problems. A number of the amendments in the group relate to improved text on through ticketing....

Scottish Parliament written answers — Water Authorities: Water Authorities (20 Nov 2000)

Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether public authorities within its general responsibilities can apply for exemption from the Competition Act 1998 and whether it has any plans to make representations to Her Majesty’s Government for such exemptions to apply to the water industry.

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