Schedule 2 - The Competition Appeal Tribunal

Enterprise Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:45 pm ar 7 Mai 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Ceidwadwyr, Eastbourne 6:45, 7 Mai 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 48, in page 184, line 29, leave out

'or any other relevant law and practice'

and insert

'or commercial competition economics or business experience'.

I am happy to move this amendment in the time available. It is important, and the CBI and others would agree. Given the specialist nature of the tribunal, only those with in-depth knowledge and expertise of competition law or business more generally should be entitled to adjudicate in competition law disputes. That is in line with the Government's commitment to business representation on other recently established bodies such as the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and the learning and skills councils. I hope that this modest amendment will find favour with the Under-Secretary.

Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Ceidwadwyr, South Cambridgeshire

I agree with my hon. Friend, but I would not necessarily delete

''other relevant law and practice''.

As he will have deduced from my earlier remarks, I believe that some knowledge of administrative law relating to judicial review could be relevant for the new purposes of the tribunal—

It being Seven o'clock, The Chairman proceeded, pursuant to Sessional Order D [28 June 2001] and the Order of the Committee [16 April 2002], to put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.

Question put and negatived.

The Chairman then proceeded to put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that time.

Amendment made: No. 361, in page 185, line 24, leave out:

'with the approval of the Treasury'.—[Miss Johnson.]