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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 25 February 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Consumer Rights Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth SITTINGS]


 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  9

 

Clause  17,  page  8,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Prior to sale the trader must disclose any—

 

(a)    

outstanding claims to the goods, or

 

(b)    

legal charges against the goods,

 

    

which is the subject of the contract and which may—

 

(i)    

affect the consumer’s future enjoyment or use of the goods, or

 

(ii)    

cause financial detriment to the consumer.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  11

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Where the installation of goods leads to a risk to the consumer, as set out in the

 

Housing Act 2004, the consumer retains a right to a full refund of the cost of the

 

contract and any additional fees associated with the installation.

 

(4B)    

Any action taken under subsection (4A) will not prevent the consumer from

 

seeking other remedies or further compensation for the consequences of the

 

installation.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  12

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

Where the trader has failed to notify the consumer of an outstanding legal charge

 

or liability against the goods, in exercising the right to reject the consumer may


 
 

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Consumer Rights Bill, continued

 
 

also revert all legal and financial responsibility to the trader as though the initial

 

transfer had not taken place.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Negatived on division  10

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  5,  at end add—

 

‘(16)    

Upon seeking to enforce statutory rights under this section, customers must be

 

provided with information, by the trader, about their rights regarding rejection,

 

repair or replacement of goods, or other remedies provided under sections 20 to

 

29 of this Act.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  13

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(a)    

within 30 days of agreeing that a refund is to be paid, and

 

(b)    

using the same payment method used in the original transfer.

 

(9A)    

Where the trader fails to ensure an entitled refund under subsection (9) is

 

provided within 30 days, the consumer is entitled to seek damages from the trader

 

commensurate with the impact of any loss caused by this delay, unless the

 

consumer has decided to waive this right to a refund within this timeframe.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  19

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

A consumer shall not be obliged to incur any costs when returning rejected goods

 

except those incurred in returning the goods to the place where they acquired

 

physical possession of the same goods.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  27,  after ‘transferred’, insert ‘within 30 days of agreeing

 

that a refund is to be provided’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

Where a trader fails to ensure an entitled transfer under subsection (10) is

 

provided within 30 days the consumer is entitled to seek damages from the trader

 

commensurate with the impact of any loss caused by this delay.

 

(10B)    

Damages shall not be awarded if—

 

(a)    

the consumer has decided to waive this right to a return of whatever was

 

transferred within this timeframe, or;


 
 

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(b)    

such a timeframe could not be considered reasonable given the transfer

 

in question.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  31,  after ‘transferred’, insert ‘within 30 days of agreeing

 

that a refund is to be provided.

 

(11A)    

Where a trader fails to ensure an entitled transfer under subsection (11) is

 

provided within 30 days the consumer is entitled to seek damages from the trader

 

commensurate with the impact of any loss of income from this delay on them.

 

(11B)    

Damages shall not be awarded if—

 

(a)    

the consumer has decided to waive this right to a return of whatever was

 

transferred within this timeframe, or;

 

(b)    

such a timeframe could not be considered reasonable given the transfer

 

in question.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(12A)    

Any refund under subsection (12) shall be paid—

 

(a)    

within 30 days of agreeing that such a refund is to be provided, and

 

(b)    

using the same format for payment used in the original transfer for which

 

they are receiving the refund.

 

(12B)    

Where the trader fails to ensure an entitled refund under subsection (12) is

 

provided within 30 days the consumer is entitled to seek damages from the trader

 

commensurate with the impact of any loss caused by this delay.

 

(12C)    

Damages shall not be awarded if—

 

(a)    

the consumer has decided to waive this right to a return of whatever was

 

transferred within this timeframe, or

 

(b)    

such a timeframe could not be considered reasonable given the transfer

 

in question.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  18

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(13A)    

Any refund under subsection (13) shall be paid—

 

(a)    

within 30 days of agreeing that such a refund is to be provided, and

 

(b)    

using the same format for payment used in the original transfer for which

 

they are receiving the refund.

 

(13B)    

Where a trader fails to ensure an entitled refund under subsection (13) is provided

 

within 30 days the consumer is entitled to seek damages from the trader

 

commensurate with the impact of any loss caused by this delay on them, unless

 

the consumer has decided to waive this right to a return of whatever was

 

transferred within this timeframe.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clause 21 Agreed to.

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  20

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The consumer may defer the commencement of the short term right to reject

 

goods if they stated at the time of purchase that they wish to defer the use of the

 

goods to a specific date and can reasonably be expected to delay the use of the

 

goods.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  21

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  3,  leave out ‘a reasonable time’ and insert ‘30 days, unless

 

an alternative timescale is agreed with the consumer prior to the commencement of any

 

repair activity,’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Not called  22

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  22,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

the financial impact on the consumer of the completion of any repair that

 

takes longer than 30 days.’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Withdrawn  23

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  32,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

Where the quality of provision of goods has been deemed to be hazardous or so

 

poor as to cause the consumer to reasonably lose confidence in the traders’ ability

 

to provide goods, the consumer may refuse a repair and exercise their right to

 

reject under section 20.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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