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EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Oral evidence concluded; report in preparation.
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 Margot James MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Chris Blairs, Deputy Director, Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Bridget Micklem, Deputy Director, State aid policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Evidence given by Ms Kate Bell, Trades Union Congress; Ms Caroline Normand, Which?; Professor Steve Fothergill, Industrial Communities Alliance.
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.
The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee takes evidence on Thursday 2 November at 10.10am