Results 1–20 of 800 for "competition act"

Orders of the Day — Abolition of Resale Price Maintenance Bill (17 Jan 1964)

Mr John Stonehouse: ...violates the freedom to establish one's own selling price, and such agreements are null and void and completely prohibited. It is also illegal in Germany, according to Section 25 of the Restraint of Competition Act, to promise any advantages in any other way to retailers to persuade them to adhere to resale price maintenance. In Norway a royal decree of 18th October, 1957, banned resale...

Orders of the Day — Local Lotteries Bill (31 Jan 1975)

Mr Mark Carlisle: ...I understood the reply of the Under-Secretary to my intervention earlier in the debate, the Home Office proposes at a later stage to introduce a second Bill. It will need to do so, because the Pools Competition Act, with which I had something to do in the life of the previous administration, runs out next year. That was a Bill which had to be carried through at short notice to save bodies...

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c. (17 Apr 1978)

Ordered,That the draft Pool Competition Act 1971 (Continuance) Order 1978 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Frank R. White.]

Orders of the Day — Pool Competitions (27 Jun 1979)

Alan Beith: .... It is an extremely commendable activity. The investment which has been made has been very worth while. The Government have, I believe, been right to extend the exemption provided by the Pools Competition Act 1971. The Royal Commission on gambling made several recommendations about changes in gambling law, all of which this House will have to consider. The recommendation it made about...

Royal Assent ( 3 Apr 1980)

Mr Bernard Weatherill: ..., in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signfied Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Highlands and Islands Air Services (Scotland) Act 19802. Education Act 19803. Competition Act 19804. Cheshire County Council Act 1980

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (24 Apr 1980)

Mrs Sally Oppenheim: ...at such a rate, without any commensurate improvement in efficiency and productivity where that is possible, that can only mean higher prices for everyone. To some extent the new powers in the Competition Act 1980 to examine public sector costs and efficiency will help to expose and remedy inefficiency if and where it exists in the public sector. At the same time, recognition by the work...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Regional Water Authorities (Monopoly Situation) (12 May 1980)

Mr John Patten: asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has any plans to refer any of the regional water authorities to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission under section 11 of the Competition Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Refusal-to-Supply (12 May 1980)

Mrs Sally Oppenheim: ...concerned in civil proceedings, under the Resale Prices Act—which again would be a matter for the Director General of Fair Trading—or under the new, swifter and more flexible powers in the Competition Act which complement existing powers. No doubt the hon. Gentleman will welcome these new powers which will make it more difficult for the practices to which he has referred to prevail in...

Fuel Prices (12 May 1980)

Mr Norman Lamont: ...should be done by the electricity industry to absorb costs, and the Government have stressed that fact to the corporation. The House will recall that the Government have taken powers under the Competition Act to refer, amongst other things, the costs and efficiency of the nationalised industries to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Central Electricity Generating Board (Monopolies and Mergers Commission) (16 Jun 1980)

Mr Ian Grist: ...Secretary of State for Trade what are the terms of reference in the case of the reference of the Central Electricity Generating Board to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission under section 11 of the Competition Act 1980.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Petrol Supplies (23 Jun 1980)

Mr Hamish Gray: ...Affairs. But I understand that the Director General of Fair Trading is considering whether the situation is such as to warrant the exercise of his powers under the Fair Trading Act or the new Competition Act. He is investigating whether there has been any significant qualitative changes in the market since the last report by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in 1979.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Milk (14 Jul 1980)

Mr James Wellbeloved: asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will refer the price of milk to the Director General of Fair Trading under the Competition Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Small Independent Garages (14 Jul 1980)

Mrs Sally Oppenheim: The Director General can act under his powers in the Competition Act. That is precisely why those powers were given to him.

Oral Answers to Questions: Electricity Supply Industry (21 Jul 1980)

Mr David Howell: ...and competive-ness in the industry are important goals. That is one of the reasons why the present operations of the CEGB have been referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission under the new Competition Act—which was not possible before. Reference has been made to comparative prices, particularly for heavy energy-using industries. There is a danger in making snapshot comparisons...

Public Sector Industries (21 Jul 1980)

Mr David Howell: ...industries chairmen possible modifications, and we are doing so. Another important and overdue change that the Government have made in handling nationalised industries is the provision in the Competition Act which, for the first time, makes it possible to refer nationalised industries' activities to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission for investigation. That power has already been used...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry ( 4 Aug 1980)

Mr John Butcher: ...and distribution of car parts." My right hon. Friend has sent it to the Director General of Fair Trading to investigate this aspect of motor trading under the monopolies provisions of the Competition Act. My right hon. Friend has, therefore, done everything that she is empowered or obliged to do, but there is one problem. The Director General, by virtue of his office and of the fact that...

Competition (Government Policy) ( 8 Aug 1980)

Mr Nigel Forman: ...of which is mainly to stifle market forces by producing what the Secretary of State for Trade described as "even larger and more unwieldy concentrations of power"? Obviously, the Government's Competition Act 1980 is a welcome refinement of the law dealing with anti-competitive practices. I welcome the new powers in the Act which enable the Secretary of State to direct the Monopolies and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Monopolies and Mergers Commission (27 Oct 1980)

Mr Michael Neubert: asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will list the references made to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission under the Competition Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Monopolies and Mergers Commission (27 Oct 1980)

Mr Nigel Forman: asked the Secretary of State for Trade what will be the next reference under section 11 of the Competition Act to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Consumer Protection (27 Oct 1980)

Mrs Sally Oppenheim: The Competition Act is now on the statute book. The grant to citizens advice bureaux has been doubled. Orders and regulations have been introduced dealing, among other things, with upholstered furniture, dangerous novelties, advertisements and quotations, and petrol price display. I intend to make a number of further orders and regulations which will benefit consumers in due course. These...


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