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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (1 Nov 2021)

Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusions) (Revocations) Order 2021 – motion to regret – Lord Berkeley. Orders and regulations

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.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Coronavirus: Disease Control (20 Jul 2020)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ... 26/03/20 26/03/20 14/05/20 DWP Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) (Revocation) Regulations 2020 The Pensions Act 2004 Negative 27/03/20 31/03/20 N/A BEIS Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in England) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 The Competition Act 1998 Negative 27/03/20 28/03/20 N/A BEIS Competition Act...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 90 (16 Jul 2020)

Lord Grantchester: ...28. Regarding “competition exemptions” in Clause 29, can the Minister tell us whether the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic caused any rethinking of the clause in the application of the Competition Act 1998? Given the opportunity to bring forward regulations in due course, with the consultations normally undertaken in that process, he may be able to confirm that the flexibilities...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sales: Coronavirus (24 Mar 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: .... The Government has also announced the temporary relaxation of elements of competition law to allow supermarkets and retailers to work together. Legislation is being laid to amend elements of the Competition Act 1998, which prevents certain types of anti-competitive behaviour.

Coronavirus Bill: Meaning of “coronavirus” and related terminology (23 Mar 2020)

Eleanor Laing: ...to enable people to travel for essential purposes, including medical purposes. (3) The direction in subsection (1) supersedes all existing legislation, including but not limited to the Competition Act 1998, that would otherwise prevent operators from working together in the ways set out in subsections (1) and (2). (4) The direction in subsection (1) must be given in writing to the ferry,...

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.


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