Clause 143 - Further interaction of intervention notices with general procedure

Enterprise Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:45 am ar 7 Mai 2002.

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This is a short point. Subsection (1) states:

"Where an intervention notice ... comes into force in relation to a market investigation reference, sections 126 and 128 to 130 shall cease to apply in relation to that reference."

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

This relates to our earlier discussion of amendments Nos. 304, 308 and 309. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for having raised these issues, and I do not want to shock him too much by saying again that our intention is that the definitions in clause 126 should apply to public interest cases. I would welcome the opportunity to study the points involved further, with a view to introducing amendments to deal with the issues raised on Report. Again, I reassure the hon. Gentleman that we should like to take away the amendment and come back with appropriate amendments. I therefore ask him to withdraw the amendment.

Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Ceidwadwyr, Eastbourne

This is a red-letter day. On that basis, I am all too willing again to beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 143 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 144 ordered to stand part of the Bill.