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Committee announces pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government's Draft Consumer Rights Bill

03 July 2013

Following publication of the Government’s draft Consumer Rights Bill, the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has announced its intention to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny on the Bill.

A series of oral evidence sessions will be held, further details of which will be announced in due course.

The draft Bill and its accompanying documentation can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-consumer-rights-bill

Topics that the Committee will consider include the Government proposed measures on:

  • Goods
  • Services
  • Digital Content
  • Unfair Contract Terms
  • Consumer Law Enforcement Powers
  • Civil Remedies
  • Private Actions in Competition Law

The Committee will be taking account of the views already submitted to the consultation process undertaken by the Government in summer and autumn 2012. However, further submissions dealing with additional points or points arising from the specific drafting of the Bill or from those who did not engage in the consultation process will be welcome. These should be sent to the Committee at preferably by close of business on Monday 19 August (although submissions will be accepted up to a week later than that (Monday 26 August) if advance notice is given of intended later submission).

Please note

As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submissions of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee website—Please click the link here

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