HC Deb 30 March 1965 vol 709 cc1535-6

Resolution reported, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make further provision for the constitution and proceedings of the Monopolies Commission, for the matters dealt with by the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act 1948 and related matters and for preventing or controlling mischiefs that may result from mergers of businesses or similar transactions, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—

(a) of any increased expenditure of the Board of Trade attributable—

(i) to any provision for the powers of the Act of 1948 to be extended in rela

tion to conditions of monopoly in the supply of services, or in relation to reports of the Commission on general questions; or

(ii) to any new provision about mergers of businesses or similar transactions; or

(iii) to any extension of the powers exercisable by the Board for or in connection with the preventing or remedying of mischiefs that result or may result from conditions or monopoly or from such mergers or similar transactions (including any extension to secure the observance of treaties);

(b) of any increased expenditure of the Monopolies Commission attributable—

  1. (i) to any such provisions as are mentioned in paragraph (a)(i) or (ii) above;
  2. (ii) to any provision for there to be deputy chairman of the Commission, or for the Commission to be enlarged, or for there to be additional members for particular references, or for the Commission to work on different references in separate groups;

(c) of any pension or similar benefits payable to or in respect of deputy chairmen of the Monopolies Commission, and of any increase in respect of service as deputy chairman in those payable to or in respect of the chairman.

Resolution agreed to.