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Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Competition Commission/Competition Appeal Tribunal (16 Sep 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...Act 2000 Transport Act 2000 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (b) Competition Appeal Tribunal The responsibilities of the CAT are: to hear appeals in respect of decisions made under the Competition Act 1998 by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the regulators in the telecommunications, electricity, gas, water, railways and air traffic services sectors; to hear actions for damages...

Written Answers — Defence: Submarines (12 Jun 2012)

Andrew Robathan: Three orders have been made under the powers conferred by paragraphs 7(1) and (2) of Schedule 3 of the Competition Act 1998 to exclude arrangements from the application of the Competition Act 1998 on the grounds of public policy. They are the Competition Act 1998 (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2006 relating to the repair and maintenance of surface warships, the Competition Act 1998 (Public...

Utilities Bill ( 5 Jul 2000)

Baroness Buscombe: ...of Fair Trading. If the new United Kingdom competition regime is to develop in a fair, consistent and coherent manner and undertakings are to receive the benefit of the safeguards provided by the Competition Act, competition matters must be dealt with by means of competition powers across industry as a whole, including the regulated sectors. During the passage of the Competition Bill,...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Competition: Aerials ( 9 Jul 2009)

Ian Lucas: ..., which consolidated a number of earlier pieces of legislation, sets out the regime for licensing the right to use spectrum, and empowers Ofcom to take action to prevent unlicensed use of spectrum; Competition Act 1998. This sets out the UK's basic competition law. Ofcom is one of a number of concurrent regulators empowered to enforce competition law. Ofcom, as a concurrent regulator of...

Public Bill Committee: Communications Bill: Clause 335 - Modification of disqualification provisions (30 Jan 2003)

Kim Howells: ...in respect of advertising agencies is aimed at ensuring fair competition in the advertising market. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman recalls that point—it was in the White Paper. The Competition Act 1998 makes the disqualification unnecessary. We are therefore revoking the rule, and relying on the competition authorities to judge the likely impact on competition of agencies holding...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Social Care(Re-Committed) Bill: Clause 55 - Monitor ( 7 Jul 2011)

Owen Smith: I will respond directly to that point. What the Minister says is fundamentally untrue—the Competition Act was not created to be applied to the NHS. The Government allege that the Act always might have applied to the NHS. We contest that legal definition of the extent to which the Competition Act has applied hitherto to the NHS. The reality is that the British state has always been able to...

Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve ( 4 Dec 2018)

Lord Henley: ...the ground that it gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of special interest. As the Scrutiny Committee correctly noted in its report, this statutory instrument makes amendments to the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002, and makes provision for incorporating European block exemption regulations. I will set out the main changes made by the SI, including those...

Written Answers — Treasury: Insurance: Equal Opportunities (27 Nov 2007)

Kitty Ussher: The Government strongly encourage competition in all sectors of the economy and have strengthened the UK's competition legislation through the Competition Act 1998 and Enterprise Act 2002. Enforcement of the competition legislation is the responsibility of the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission and the economic regulators. Regulation of the commercial insurance sector falls...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Office of Fair Trading (13 May 2008)

Gareth Thomas: The primary legislation that governs the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) powers in relation to competition law and enforcement are: (i) The Competition Act 1998 ("the Act"). The OFT is responsible for enforcing the prohibitions contained in the Act which outlaw anti-competitive agreements and abuses of a dominant position within a market. The Act also empowers the OFT to obtain information,...

References in other enactments ( 9 May 2000)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: .... Any function of his which is specified in the order. :TITLE3:PART II :TITLE3:THE ENACTMENTS 1. The Fair Trading Act 1973 2. The Consumer Credit Act 1974 3. The Estate Agents Act 1979 4. The Competition Act 1980 5. The Telecommunications Act 1984 6. The Airports Act 1986 7. The Gas Act 1986 8. The Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988 9. The Electricity Act 1989 10. The...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: EU Competition Law (18 Oct 2005)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...EU competition law while the Office of Fair Trading had certain limited powers to assist the European Commission in carrying out its functions in applying EU competition law. On 1 May 2004, the Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment) Regulations 2004/1261 entered into force. These Regulations designated both Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading as National Competition...

Office of Communications Bill [HL] (22 Nov 2001)

Baroness Miller of Hendon: My Lords, during the passage of the Competition Act 1998 there was considerable discussion about the merits of concurrent powers being granted to sector regulators. In the end, concurrent powers were granted, in spite of widespread concern that that should not lead to "forum shopping" or the fragmentation of the overall regime for the enforcement of competition law. We believe that for...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (27 Mar 2000)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: In moving Amendment No. 234S, I should like to speak also to Amendments Nos. 234T to 234X. At present the Bill excludes from the scope of the Competition Act agreements or conduct which is "required or contemplated" by FSA regulating provisions or practices. The wording of this exclusion is carried forward from the Financial Services Act 1986. The competition regime in that Act was cast...

Public Bill Committee: Communications Bill: Clause 356 - OFCOM's functions under Part 4 of the Enterprise Act 2002 ( 4 Feb 2003)

Andrew Lansley: But that is precisely where the difference between the Competition Act, the Enterprise Act and the current proposal is relevant. Under the Competition Act, regulation 8 allows for transfers. Subsection (6), however, implies that once either Ofcom or the OFT had begun to act, transfers would not be possible. In fact, they are expressly excluded in primary legislation. That is not how the...

Public Bill Committee: Communications Bill: Clause 90 - Notification of contravention of condition (19 Dec 2002)

Stephen Timms: ...points that the hon. Gentleman referred to were raised in the scrutiny Committee and, as he said, in the Government's response. There is an important difference between the approach taken in the Competition Act and the sectoral approach taken in the Bill. The fact that the Bill applies to a sector rather than the whole economy requires a different approach. The Competition Act lays down...

Public Bill Committee: Communications Bill: Clause 304 - Conditions relating to competition matters (28 Jan 2003)

Kim Howells: ...sector-specific competition powers. That is entirely the correct approach. Broadcasters can apply for judicial review if they consider that Ofcom has wrongly used its sector-specific powers when the Competition Act powers would have been the more appropriate route. The hon. Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford raised the specific matter of ensuring parity and equity between platforms....

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (13 Aug 2003)

Andy Kerr: The BetterCare Group Ltd ruling implies that the Competition Act 1998 may apply to public bodies in certain circumstances, for example where they purchase services. The Competition Act is intended to prohibit agreements between undertakings which are anti-competitive and to prevent abuse by undertakings of a dominant market position. Irrespective of application of the Competition Act, public...

Written Answers — Transport: Bus Services ( 6 Feb 2007)

Gillian Merron: ...and does not directly impact on the co-operation of bus operators with local authorities or with each other. Bus operators are, like businesses generally, prohibited by chapter 1 of part 1 of the Competition Act 1998 from entering into mutual agreements which prevent, restrict or distort competition. There are various exceptions: in particular a block exemption Order permits the marketing...

Delegated Legislation: Competition (27 Apr 2004)

That the draft Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 19th April, be approved. That the draft Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 31st March, be approved. That the draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) (Amendment)...

Written Answers — Treasury: Competitive Neutrality (12 Oct 2006)

John Healey: The Government believes in open and fair competitive markets. To help deliver that it has reformed the competition framework through the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002. These Acts made significant improvements to the competition framework including making the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading independent, introducing criminal sanctions for dishonest...


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