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Enterprise Bill

May 21, 2002

Question written on 21/05/2002

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received regarding the new powers to be given to the Office of Fair Trading in the Enterprise Bill; and if she will list them.

Answered by Melanie Johnson

The Department received 72 written responses to the White Paper “Productivity and EnterpriseA World Class Competition Regime” (Cm 5233) published in July 2001. The White Paper included discussion of the OFT’s duties and powers.The Department also received 49 written responses to the consultation paper “Proposed New Structure for the Office of Fair Trading” published in September 2001.The Department subsequently received one representation on OFT’s new powers from the Federation of Electroni