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Competition and Markets Authority

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions on the resource requirements of the merged Competition and Mergers Authority his Department had with (a) the Office of Fair Trading and (b) the Competition Commission.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

holding answer 25 June 2012

The Government are working closely with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) in planning for the transition to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and has established a CMA Transition Board whose key purpose is to oversee the creation of the CMA and plan for the transition from CC and OFT. The board member organisations are the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, HM Treasury, OFT and CC. When appointed the CMA Chair-designate will chair the CMA Transition Board.

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