Section 74(4)(a) will be redundant once Part 4 of the Airports Act 1986 is repealed. This is given effect to in Clause 76(1) of the Bill. However, paragraph (b) will continue to be relevant to information previously disclosed in Competition Commission reports under Part IV of the Airports Act 1986. If Section 74(4) were left as it is, it would not be technically incorrect. However, it is desirable to make this minor amendment to ensure that redundant references are removed, while ensuring transparency over the effects of past reports published by the Competition Commission. I beg to move.

Amendment 47 agreed.

Amendment 48

Moved by Earl Attlee

48: Schedule 9, page 102, line 3, at end insert—

“( ) In subsection (4)—

(a) leave out paragraph (a), and

(b) in paragraph (b), for “such a report” substitute “a report of the Competition Commission under section 45”.”

Amendment 48 agreed.

Schedule 9, as amended, agreed.

Schedule 10 : Regulation of operators of dominant airports: transitional provision

Amendment 49

Moved by Earl Attlee

49: Schedule 10, page 107, line 44, leave out sub-paragraph (1)

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Earl Attlee: My Lords, this is another minor and technical amendment to paragraph 7 of Schedule 10. The schedule contains the main transitional provisions for the regulation of operators of designated airports under the Airports Act 1986. Paragraph 7 provides the power to amend the schedule. The amendment is being made because sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 7 is no longer required following the minor and technical amendment made to Clause 107 during the Commons Committee stage which contains a power with the same effect. The amendment deletes sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 7 because it repeats what is set out in Clause 107. Doing so, however, requires sub-paragraph (2) to be amended to make reference to Clause 107. The amendment does not alter the effect of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 7 because we believe that it is important to maintain that certain provisions in Schedule 10 should not be able to be amended through paragraph 7, such as the interim period ending at 31 March 2014. This is the last day of the current regulatory settlement known as Q5, and we do not wish to disturb the current regulatory settlement period. I beg to move.

Amendment 49 agreed.

Amendment 50

Moved by Earl Attlee

50: Schedule 10, page 108, line 1, after “power” insert “under section 107”

Amendment 50 agreed.

Schedule 10, as amended, agreed.

Clauses 77 and 78 agreed.

Schedule 11 agreed.

Clause 79 agreed.

Committee adjourned at 6.52 pm.