Amendments proposed to the Utilities Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

284

Clause     92,     page     98,     line     22,     leave out 'The Council has' and insert 'Where there is evidence that consumers are unable to protect their interests and that competition in the provision of telecommunication services is failing to provide protection for the interests of consumers, the Council shall have.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

149

Clause     92,     page     98,     line     45,     leave out 'seriously and'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

150

Clause     92,     page     99,     line     4,     after 'body', insert 'giving its reasons for considering such disclosure'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

151

Clause     92,     page     99,     line     5,     leave out 'have regard to any' and insert 'where asked to do so by that person or body, seek and have regard to the'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

152

Clause     92,     page     99,     line     10,     after 'to', insert ', and for the purpose of facilitating the functions of,'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

153

Clause     92,     page     99,     line     11,     leave out 'or any other public authority' and insert 'the Director General of Fair Trading'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

154

Clause     92,     page     99,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(6A) A person or body aggrieved by a decision by the Council to disclose any information about that person or body in pursuance of subsection (3)(c) may appeal against that decision under section 46B and that section shall be construed as if the Council and decisions under section 46D(3)(c) were specifically mentioned in subsection (1) of that section.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

255

Clause     92,     page     99,     leave out lines 16 to 19.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

155

Clause     92,     page     100,     line     10,     after 'body', insert 'giving its reasons for considering such disclosure'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

156

Clause     92,     page     100,     line     11,     leave out 'have regard to any' and insert 'where asked to do so by that person or body, seek and have regard to the'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

157

Clause     92,     page     100,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(5A) A person or body aggieved by a decision by the Council to disclose any information about that person or body in pursuance of subsection (3)(c) may appeal against that decision under section 46B and that section shall be construed as if the Council and decisions under section 46F(3)(c) were specifically mentioned in subsection (1) of that section'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

256

Clause     92,     page     100,     leave out lines 17 to 20.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

136

Schedule     2,     page     153,     line     29,     leave out 'such' and insert 'no fewer than 3 and no more than 8'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]

59

Schedule     2,     page     153,     line     30,     after 'appointed', insert 'after consultation with the Trade and Industry Committee of the House of Commons.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]

60

Schedule     2,     page     153,     line     31,     after 'chairman', insert 'after consultation with the Trade and Industry Committee of the House of Commons.'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

16

Schedule     2,     page     153,     line     36,     after 'to', insert 'whether any person it is proposed to appoint has any financial interest which is likely to prejudice the exercise of his duties and also to.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]

61

Schedule     2,     page     154,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '( ) The approval of the Treasury shall be required for the making of a determination under this paragraph.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

210

Schedule     2,     page     154,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The Council shall publish information relating to the remuneration and allowances paid under sub-paragraph (3) above.'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

17

Schedule     2,     page     154,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(2A) Any member who has any financial or other interest in any way might prejudice the exercise of his duties, these should be declared in the Annual Report.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]

62

Schedule     2,     page     154,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(3) The approval of the Treasury shall be required for the making of a determination under this paragraph.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]

63

Schedule     2,     page     154,     line     23,     after 'State', insert 'and the Treasury.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

211

Schedule     2,     page     155,     line     7,     at end insert 'as soon as practical after receiving the report.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

137

Schedule     2,     page     155,     line     45,     leave out 'such' and insert 'no fewer than 3 and no more than 6'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

12

Schedule     2,     page     156,     line     20,     after 'member' insert 'or employee'.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

280

Clause     95,     page     103,     line     37,     after 'appropriate', insert 'having had regard to any representations made by licensed operators with regard to any proposed method of collecting and/or analysing such information.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

173

Clause     95,     page     103,     line     42,     after 'complaints', insert 'of a consumer nature'.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

175

Clause     20,     page     14,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

176

Clause     20,     page     15,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

251

Clause     20,     page     16,     line     40,     leave out '31' and insert '32'.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

174

Clause     96,     page     104,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

281

Clause     96,     page     105,     line     12,     at end insert, 'nor shall such power be exercised until after any licensed operator concerned with the complaint has had an opportunity to read the report in draft form and make representations upon its terms, which must be taken into account before such report is published.'


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

177

Clause     21,     page     17,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps, including the preparation and publication of guidance, to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

197

Clause     21,     page     17,     line     46,     leave out 'the supply of electricity' and insert 'electricity conveyed by distribution systems'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

178

Clause     21,     page     18,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps, including the preparation and publication of guidance, to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

179

Clause     94,     page     102,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Council shall take appropriate steps, including the preparation and publication of guidance, to ensure that any investigation under this section is conducted in an objective and impartial manner.'.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

146

Clause     22,     page     18,     line     45,     after 'may', insert 'by notice in writing'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

147

Clause     22,     page     18,     line     47,     at end insert 'and any such notice shall specify—

      (a)     the functions to which that information relates; and

      (b)     the reasons for requiring its disclosure.'.

 
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