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Notices of Amendments: 6 December 2012                  

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Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  15,  page  6,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

the relevant Ministers of the Devolved Administrations.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  15,  page  6,  line  18,  leave out subsection (10).

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

56

 

Clause  14,  page  5,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Adjudicator must consider in advance of each annual report whether to

 

recommend changes to the Groceries Code to the Office of Fair Trading.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

57

 

Clause  15,  page  5,  line  37,  after ‘under’, insert ‘section 9 or’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

58

 

Clause  15,  page  5,  line  38,  leave out ‘that’ and insert ‘the relevant’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

59

 

Clause  18,  page  7,  line  37,  leave out from ‘Adjudicator’ to end and insert ‘should

 

reasonably believe could cause the identity of the complainant to be revealed’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  19,  page  8,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Notwithstanding section 25, the Adjudicator must publish the criteria as set out

 

in subsection (5) within three months of this Act coming into force’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

61

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The powers to require provision of information as set out in Schedule 2 shall be

 

exercisable from the day on which this Act is passed.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

62

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(4)  

The Adjudicator’s appointment will also be subject to approval by—


 
 

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(a)    

the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee; and

 

(b)    

the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee; or

 

(c)    

their respective successor committees from time to time.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

63

 

Page  15,  line  36,  leave out Schedule 3.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

64

 

Schedule  3,  page  15,  line  39,  leave out ‘if’ and insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

If the Secretary of State thinks that the Adjudicator’s other powers are

 

inadequate; and

 

      (2)  

has given due regard to the relevant Ministers in the Devolved

 

Administrations.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

65

 

Schedule  3,  page  16,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

consult with the relevant Minister in the Devolved Administrations.’.

 

Sunsetting provisions and replacement of current code onto statutory footing

 

Ian Murray

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Within three years of this Act coming into force, the Competition Commission

 

shall conduct a review of the effectiveness of the Act’s provisions with regard to

 

levels of compliance with the Groceries Code.

 

(2)    

If the review finds that the levels of compliance are unsatisfactory, the Secretary

 

of State shall prepare and lay before Parliament regulations containing analogous

 

provisions to those in the Groceries Code, thereby giving statutory effect to the

 

Code.

 

(3)    

“Levels of compliance” as referred to in section (1) shall be deemed

 

unsatisfactory if (without limitation) they have not improved since the bringing

 

into force of the Act.

 

(4)    

The Groceries Supply Code of Practice shall thereby be revoked.

 

(5)    

Where the Secretary of State proposes to issue or revise a code of practice under

 

subsection (2), he shall prepare a draft of the code (or revised code).

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall consult the following about the draft—

 

(a)    

The Competition Commission;

 

(b)    

The Office of Fair Trading;

 

(c)    

The retailers mentioned in Article 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Groceries Supply

 

Order;

 

(d)    

one or more persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent the

 

interests of suppliers;


 
 

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(e)    

one or more persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent the

 

interests of consumers; and

 

(f)    

any other person the Secretary of State thinks appropriate.

 

(7)    

If the Secretary of State determines to proceed with the draft (either in its original

 

form or with modifications) he shall lay the draft before Parliament in the form

 

of regulations.

 

(8)    

Such regulations shall be made by Statutory Instrument and may only be made if

 

a draft of them has been laid before and approved by resolution of both Houses

 

of Parliament.

 

(9)    

A code (or revised code) issued under subsection (6) shall come into force on such

 

date as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument

 

appoint.’.

 


 
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