Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL]
TO BE MOVED
After Clause 1
LORD KNIGHT OF WEYMOUTH
Insert the following new Clause—
“The Groceries Supply Order
(1) The Secretary of State must make an order to establish the Groceries Supply Order by statutory instrument.
(2) The Secretary of State shall commission a review by the Office of Fair Trading, in consultation with the Adjudicator, into the effectiveness and scope of the Groceries Code to report no later than two years following the commencement of this Act.
(3) An order may not be made under subsection (1) until a review under subsection (2) is completed.
(4) An order made under subsection (1) is subject to the approval of both Houses of Parliament.”
Page 1, line 11, at end insert—
“(3) If a trade association or other third party refers a dispute to arbitration, the Adjudicator may—
(a) accept appointment as arbiter;
(b) appoint another person to arbitrate;
(c) dismiss the dispute referred as trivial or vexatious or providing insufficient prima facie evidence.”
Page 2, line 31, at end insert—
“(d) require compensation to be paid”
Page 7, line 15, at end insert—
“(6) The Secretary of State may by order extend the scope of the Groceries Adjudicators Code, and such extension of scope shall only take place after consultation with all parties that the Secretary of State considers relevant.”