Amendments 142 to 149

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords am 7:15 pm ar 13 Mawrth 2024.

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Lord Offord of Garvel:

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142: Clause 297, page 201, line 25, at end insert—“(4A) In subsection (4)(a)(i) the reference to limiting (or further limiting) the accreditation to particular descriptions of ADR or of special ADR arrangements includes, in particular, limiting it to ADR relating to consumer contract disputes that have already been referred for ADR or to special ADR arrangements that already exist (as the case may be), whether for a limited period or otherwise.”Member's explanatory statementThe amendment clarifies that the powers of the Secretary of State under clause 297 to limit or further limit the scope of an accreditation includes limiting it to finishing off subsisting referrals of disputes for ADR and/or operating existing special ADR arrangements.

143: Clause 297, page 201, line 32, leave out from “Any” to second “the” and insert “variations made under subsection (4)(a) must be variations”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that the requirement that new conditions imposed on an ADR provider’s accreditation must be ones that the Secretary of State considers necessary to secure compliance with prohibitions applies also to other variations made by the Secretary of State to the accreditation.

144: Clause 297, page 201, line 35, at end insert—“(6A) In subsection (6) “existing conditions” means the existing conditions disregarding any previous variations made under subsection (4)(a) or (7)(b).”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment clarifies which existing conditions are being referred to in clause 297(6).

145: Clause 297, page 201, line 36, leave out from “Where” to second “the” and insert “variations of the accreditation are made under subsection (4)(a),”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment provides that the duty to keep new conditions imposed on an ADR provider’s accreditation under review, and to revoke such conditions if no longer necessary, extends also to other variations made in respect of the accreditation.

146: Clause 297, page 201, line 38, leave out “conditions” and insert “variations”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on my amendment to clause 297 at page 201, line 36.

147: Clause 297, page 201, line 39, leave out from beginning to “no” in line 40 and insert—“(b) by notice to the ADR provider vary the accreditation for the purpose of revoking or reversing the effect of all or any of the variations, to the extent that the Secretary of State considers that they are”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on my amendment to clause 297 at page 201, line 36.

148: Clause 297, page 202, line 1, leave out “altered” and insert “varied”Member's explanatory statementThe amendment would bring the language in line with references elsewhere to the variation of an accreditation

149: Clause 297, page 202, line 2, leave out “alterations” and insert “variations”Member's explanatory statementThe amendment would bring the language in line with references elsewhere to the variation of an accreditation

Amendments 142 to 149 agreed.