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Competition and Markets Authority: Legislative and Institutional Reforms - Question for Short Debate (8 May 2019)

Lord Tyrie: ...that there is widespread and growing cross-party consensus that competition law and policy are in need of some reform. The legal framework appears to be letting ordinary consumers down. Since the Competition Act was passed more than 20 years ago—here is some of the evidence of the need for reform—profit margins have risen from 20% to 60%; the turnover share of the UK’s largest...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Supermarkets: Restrictive Practices (8 Jan 2019)

Anneliese Dodds: ...of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to previous cases brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) against retailers under Chapter 1, Section 2, Subsection 2 of the Competition Act 1998, what discussions he has had with the OFT on the treatment of joint working between supermarkets to enable food security in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

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...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Recognised Organisations: Competition Exclusions (13 Nov 2018)

George Eustice: There is already national competition law set out in the Competition Act 1998, enforced by the Competition and Markets Authority. In the past, for instance, that famously led to the break-up of Milk Marque, which led to the situation we have today. There have been instances of that in the past under existing national provisions on competition law. I know the hon. Gentleman said he might come...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Producer and interbranch organisations etc: application for recognition (13 Nov 2018)

Deidre Brock: ...’s consent as they are for a devolved purpose, namely the promotion of an effective agricultural market. The fact that in order to do this it is necessary to exempt producer organisations from the Competition Act 1998 regime does not mean that the provisions relate to competition law. Their purpose is not to regulate anti-competitive agreements, which is the precise element that is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Unfair Practices: Competition (17 Sep 2018)

Lord Henley: The Competition Act 1998 contains prohibitions equivalent to those in EU law. After EU exit, companies found to abuse a dominant market position in the UK will be sanctioned under the Competition Act.

Brexit: Competition and State Aid (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Lord Whitty: ...of taking back control has raised some old arguments about these policies, especially on state aid, to which I shall return later. First, on the immediate short-term implications of Brexit, the Competition Act, under which UK procedures operate, sets out a consistency principle that obliges UK courts to ensure that there is no inconsistency between the application of domestic anti-trust...

Scottish Parliament: Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (26 Apr 2018)

Annabelle Ewing: ...of raising proceedings in a different legal jurisdiction. The Government’s amendments seek to address that concern. In doing so, they draw on the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal provisions in the Competition Act 1998. The consumer organisation Which? has been highly supportive of the group proceedings provisions and has helpfully noted that that is a relevant precedent. Proposed new...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (4 Apr 2018)

Baroness Sugg: ...may travel without a paper ticket on almost all of the GB rail network, there is no specific review currently underway. However, the Office of Rail and Road is conducting a market study under the Competition Act 1998 into the ticketing systems market.

Public Bill Committee: Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Extent (22 Mar 2018)

...200N and 205 of Schedule18; (b) sections204(1),205(1) and206, so far as relating to those paragraphs.” See the explanatory statement for amendment 227. Paragraph 200N in amendment 222 amends the Competition Act 2006 (Extension of Takeover Panel Provisions) (Isle of Man) Order 2008.—(Margot James.)

Transport: Remote Island Communities in England - Motion to Take Note (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: ...being referred to the Competition and Markets Authority—I think the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, also mentioned this. Let me set out the position. The relevant legislation is Chapter 2 of the Competition Act 1998, on abuse of a dominant position, and Chapter 3, which covers investigation and enforcement. The CMA has wide discretion to construe a relevant market, which could include more...

Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

...to a contravention of a condition set under section 45, with the following modifications.(2) Section 96A(2)(f) and (g) (OFCOM directions) do not apply. (3) Section 96A(5) to (7) (action under the Competition Act 1998) do not apply.(4) The amount of a penalty imposed under sections 96A to 96C, as applied by this section, other than a penalty falling within section 96B(4), is to be such...

Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Courtown: ...it easier for consumers and businesses to bring private actions for damages where they have suffered loss as a result of breaches of the competition prohibitions set out in Chapters 1 and 2 of the Competition Act 1998 and in Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. I commend the draft statutory instrument to the House.

Business without Debate: Competition (27 Feb 2017)

That the draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 20 December 2016, be approved.—(Andrew Griffiths.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (22 Feb 2017)

Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017. 2:30 pm; Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Competition and Markets Authority - Question for Short Debate (8 Feb 2017)

the Earl of Courtown: ...possible way. We consulted on a number of measures last year to improve the regime. A response will be issued in due course. That is why we are committed to review the operation of the parts of the Competition Act 1998, the Enterprise Act 2002 and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 which give the CMA its powers. These reviews must be concluded by April 2019. Over this Parliament...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mastercard: Class Actions (5 Jan 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Consumer Rights Act enhances consumers’ ability to seek full compensation for any detriment suffered as a result of a breach of competition Law. Schedule 8 of the Act amended the Competition Act 1998, expanding the jurisdiction of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), to hear standalone actions (powers akin to those of the High Court) and to hear collective proceedings. A case was...


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