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EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
The deadline for written submissions has now passed. Contact the clerk if you wish to make a submission. Oral evidence ongoing.
Competition is a field in which the EU applies law and policy directly. The UK's domestic competition laws are modelled on those contained in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and operate under the governing principle that they are to be interpreted consistently with EU law. Responsibility to apply and enforce European antitrust policy and merger controls is shared by the European Commission and the National Competition Authorities of EU Member States. The third pillar of European competition policy, state aid, is exclusively an area of EU law and Member States can only implement aid measures after approval by the Commission.
The inquiry will explore:
The deadline for submissions has now passed; if you still wish to make a submission, please contact the clerk.
Evidence given by I: Professor Richard Whish QC, King's College London; Professor Eyad Maher Dabbah, Queen Mary University of London; Professor Pinar Akman, University of Leeds; Professor Sir John Vickers, Oxford University.
II: Ms Isabel Taylor, Slaughter and May; Mr Alan Davis, Pinsent Masons; Mr George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers.
Evidence given by I: Lord Currie, Chairman, Competition and Markets Authority; Dr Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority; Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority.
II: Dr Steve Unger, Ofcom; Jonathan Spence, Ofgem; Richard Moriarty, Civil Aviation Authority.
(at 10:10 am) Ms Margot James MP, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee holds evidence sessions on Thursday 19 October at 10.10am