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Energy Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 36 (5 Sep 2022)

...) and paragraph 2. (7) The economic regulator—(a) must, before making a final order or making or confirming a provisional order, consider whether it would be more appropriate to proceed under the Competition Act 1998 (see section 37);(b) must not make a final order, or make or confirm a provisional order, if the economic regulator considers that it would be more appropriate to proceed...

Penrose Review: UK Competition and Consumer Policy — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (8 Mar 2022)

Seema Malhotra: .... Hon. Members will be aware than when Labour was in power, we argued strongly that UK regulation of anti-competitive practices was weak. That led to one of our first pieces of legislation, the Competition Act 1998. That recent journey is worth noting, because, as my hon. Friend the Member for Makerfield said, it has been four years since the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport Broadcasting Legislation Update (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ..., Heritage and Civil Society, Nigel Huddleston MP: Following my Written Ministerial Statement of 8 September, I would like to further update the House on the making of an Exclusion Order under the Competition Act 1998 regarding the Premier League’s domestic broadcasting agreements. In that statement I confirmed that the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport Broadcasting Legislation Update (8 Nov 2021)

Nigel Huddleston: Following my Written Ministerial Statement of 8 September, I would like to further update the House on the making of an Exclusion Order under the Competition Act 1998 regarding the Premier League’s domestic broadcasting agreements. In that statement I confirmed that the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had concluded that there were...

Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusions) (Revocations) Order 2021 - Motion to Regret (1 Nov 2021)

Lord Callanan: ...the temporary suspension of competition law and the funding provided, services would likely have stopped running, thus creating significant issues for islanders during the pandemic. Under the Competition Act, exclusion orders may be applied only to situations where there are exceptional and compelling reasons of public policy. The Solent maritime crossings order was intended to address the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cars: Fuels (26 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: .... The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has taken three main steps to assist industry to return forecourt stocks to normal levels: A temporary exemption of industry from the Competition Act 1998 for the purpose of sharing information and optimising supply in the event of a disruption (Downstream Oil Protocol). Deploying the Department’s Reserve Tanker Fleet of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vacancies (28 Sep 2021)

Paul Scully: ...the Secretary of State recently announced the implementation of the Downstream Oil Protocol. This measure will provide a temporary exemption of companies operating in the oil industry from the Competition Act 1998 for the purpose of sharing information and optimising fuel supply in the event of a disruption. The Government is keen to see employers make long term investments in the UK...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: Clause 70 - Duty to provide assistance to the CMA (23 Sep 2021)

Edward Argar: ...amendments in relation to the removal of Monitor’s competition functions. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 allowed Monitor to exercise some of the functions that the CMA holds under the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002, but solely in relation to the provision of healthcare services in England. Those included powers to take action on anti-competitive agreements and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport Broadcasting Update (8 Sep 2021)

Baroness Barran: ..., Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) wrote to the DCMS and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committees on 2nd August to set out the final decision on making an Exclusion Order under the Competition Act 1998, regarding the Premier League’s domestic broadcasting agreements. This followed the open letter sent to the Premier League informing them of Ministers’ “minded to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport Broadcasting Update (8 Sep 2021)

Nigel Huddleston: ..., Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) wrote to the DCMS and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committees on 2nd August to set out the final decision on making an Exclusion Order under the Competition Act 1998, regarding the Premier League’s domestic broadcasting agreements. This followed the open letter sent to the Premier League informing them of Ministers’ “minded to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport Broadcasting (13 May 2021)

Nigel Huddleston: ...broadcast rights to the Premier League in the UK, to inform them that the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is ‘minded to’ make an Exclusion Order under the Competition Act 1998, allowing the Premier League to renew its current broadcast agreements with current UK broadcast partners for an additional three-year period starting 2022-23, without...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Ed Miliband: ...House—than in relation to big tech. It is good that a Digital Markets Unit has been established in the Competition and Markets Authority, but it needs new legislation; where is it? We need a new competition Act that establishes a statutory code of conduct for tech giants and gives the CMA real powers to act on behalf of consumers and small businesses. My hon. Friend the shadow Chancellor...

Passenger Boats and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (17 Mar 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: ...the Thames and have to endure the unfair competition and unacceptable distortion. I want to know how it is justified by the Mayor and what Transport Ministers might be minded to do, in line with the Competition Act 1998, given the unfair practices being maintained by a body, in TfL, that has received billions of pounds in public support. All the operators ask for is a level playing field,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Question (27 Jan 2021)

Paul Scully: The Competition Act 1998 prohibits abuse of a dominant position – abusive behaviour can relate to pricing strategies, for example excessive pricing or setting artificially low prices to stifle competition. The Competition and Markets Authority is responsible for investigating individual and market-wide competition issues in the UK. The Government has ensured that the CMA has significant...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply: Supermarkets (22 Dec 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...for planning on food supply at the end of the transition period. The Government made a new temporary relaxation of UK competition law for groceries-chain suppliers on 17 December 2020 - the Competition Act 1998 (Groceries) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020. This relaxation will help grocery retailers and their suppliers to collaborate effectively to prepare for, and if required,...

Backbench Business: Food Supply: Covid-19 (5 Nov 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...shelves and nobody needs to buy anything they do not need to eat in the normal course of events. On recommendation 4, exclusion orders are intended to be used in exceptional circumstances only. The Competition Act 1998 (Groceries) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020, which provided a specific and temporary relaxation of elements of UK competition law, was very effective. We...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 114 (2 Nov 2020)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...fully why they do not believe that they have existing powers under Section 139 of the Enterprise Act 2002, which allows Secretaries of State to intervene in the market, or Schedule 3 to the Competition Act 1998, which gives the Secretary of State powers to make an order prohibiting an agreement or concerted practice which has the effect of preventing, restraining or distorting competition....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Competition (14 Sep 2020)

Gareth Davies: ...State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential benefits to SMEs of creating unfair competition legislation similar to the German Unfair Competition Act of 2004 or the US Trademark Dilution Revision Act 2006.


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