Clause 97 - Merger notices: regulations

Enterprise Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 1 Mai 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Ceidwadwyr, Eastbourne

This is another clause under which significant regulations will be made covering clauses 92 to 96. On more than one occasion I have asked the Minister's colleague, the Under-Secretary, whether we are likely to have sight of the draft regulations before the Bill leaves the House.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

Given the newness of my position in the Committee, I would be treading on my ministerial colleagues' toes if I did not take the opportunity to speak to them in advance of answering that question. However, I hope that during the course of the day we can provide some clarity on the point raised. My intention is certainly to provide the information requested in advance of commencement, but if anything further can be added following my conversations with ministerial colleagues, I shall endeavour to ensure that the hon. Gentleman is made aware of that during the day.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 97 ordered to stand part of the Bill.