Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill

10 June 2011

Following publication of the Government’s draft Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill, the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announced its intention to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny on the Bill


At 2.00 pm, Tuesday 14 June in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster.

The Committee will take oral evidence from

  • The Bill Team at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Topics that the Committee will consider include:

  • The need for the Groceries Code Adjudicator
  • Compliance with the Groceries Code to date
  • The specific provisions of the Bill
  • The functions and powers appropriate for any Code Adjudicator
  • The appropriate location for the Adjudicator
  • Enforcement powers, penalties, appeals, and funding
  • Coverage of indirect suppliers
  • Powers to investigate anonymous reports

The draft Bill and its accompanying documentation can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

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