Amendments proposed to the Utilities Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Ian Bruce [R]

295

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     3,     leave out 'social or'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

229

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     3,     after 'social', insert ', educational'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

296

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     3,     leave out 'or environmental'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

135

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In preparing guidance under this section, the Secretary of State shall ensure that such guidance does not impose significant financial implications for consumers.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

290

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '( ) appropriate Select Committees of Parliament;'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

349

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     21,     leave out 'forty' and insert 'sixty'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

350

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     30,     leave out 'forty' and insert 'sixty'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

208

Clause     90,     page     96,     line     37,     at end insert—

'Enhancement of competition and deregulation3CA.—(1) In order to enhance competition and promote deregulation in the telecommunications market the Secretary of State shall on or before the 30th September in each year prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report which sets out—

      (a) the status of competition in the telecommunications market;

      (b) any significant changes that have occurred in that market which have occurred during the previous 12 months;

      (c) a review of any legislation which may impede or discourage competition in, or deregulation of, that market; and

      (d) his recommendations on repealing, amending or enacting any legislation in order to enhance or reflect competition within that market or to promote its orderly deregulation.

    (2) In this section "telecommunications market" means the market in the United Kingdom for the supply of telecommunications services or telecommunications apparatus.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

395

Page     95,     line     44,     leave out Clause 90.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christoper Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

372

Clause     91,     page     97,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(5) The Authority when acting as above will ensure that investigations will not duplicate other regulators' investigations and not allow the parties investigated to be put in double jeopardy.'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

373

Clause     91,     page     97,     line     24,     after 'otherwise', insert 'that has been authorised by the UK Parliament'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

317

Clause     91,     page     97,     line     24,     at end insert—

'Advice from Competition Commission.3E.—In the exercise of its functions under this Act, the Authority may seek the advice of the Competition Commission on such matters relating to the supply of telecommunication services and telecommunication apparatus as it considers appropriate.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

396

Page     96,     line     38,     leave out Clause 91.


   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

377

Clause     92,     page     97,     line     31,     leave out ', including matters in different areas of' and insert 'in'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

378

Clause     92,     page     97,     line     35,     leave out ', including the views of consumers in different areas'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

379

Clause     92,     page     97,     line     37,     leave out from beginning to end of line 8 on page 98.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

385

Clause     92,     page     98,     line     4,     leave out from 'established' to end of line 5.

   

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

282

Clause     92,     page     98,     line     17,     leave out 'purchasers'.

   

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

283

Clause     92,     page     98,     line     19,     at end insert 'provided that this definition shall not extend to such consumers and such other users of such services and apparatus who supply a retail market in similar services and apparatus.'.

   

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

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.'.

   

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

397

Page     97,     line     26,     leave out Clause 92.


   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

158

Clause     93,     page     100,     line     27,     after 'may', insert 'by notice in writing'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

159

Clause     93,     page     100,     line     29,     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.'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

160

Clause     93,     page     100,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(5A) The Authority and any telecommunications operator shall not be required to comply with a notice under subsection (2) where—

      (a) the information required does not exist substantially in the form requested and could only be provided at disproportionate cost to the Authority or operator, or

      (b) the information is of a description which the Authority or operator could not be compelled to produce, or give in evidence, in civil proceedings before the court.'.

   

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

278

Clause     93,     page     100,     line     41,     after 'may', insert 'following consideration of any representations made by licensed operators with regard to the matters set out in sub-paragraphs (a) to (b) of this sub-section'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

161

Clause     93,     page     101,     line     11,     after 'of', insert 'subsection (5A) or'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

162

Clause     93,     page     101,     line     45,     leave out 'seriously and'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing

163

Clause     93,     page     102,     line     4,     after 'body', insert 'giving its reasons for considering such disclosure'.

 
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