Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill committee announce programme

14 June 2012

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 June.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 19 June in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House

at 10.30am

  • Confederation of British Industry; EEF; Institute of Directors

at 11.15am

  • British Chambers of Commerce; Federation of Small Businesses

at 11.45am

  • Trades Union Congress; Unite; GMB

at 4pm

  • Association of British Insurers; Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd; National Association of Pension Funds

at 4.45pm

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Free Representation Unit; Public Concern at Work; Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service

at 5.45pm

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission

Thursday 21 June in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House

at 9am

  • Citizens Advice; Professor Sir John Vickers (Warden, All Souls College, Oxford)

at 9.30am

  • Law Society; Law Society of Scotland; Allen & Overy LLP; Simpson Millar LLP

at 10.25am

  • Malcolm Nicholson (Reporting Panel Member, Competition Commission); City of London Law Society; Professor Catherine Waddams (Professor of Regulation, University of East Anglia)

at 11.25am

  • Renewable UK; E3G; Friends of the Earth

at 12.15pm

  • Local Government Association; Trading Standards Institute; West Yorkshire Joint Services; British Retail Consortium

at 1.15pm

  • Sir David Walker (author of ‘Walker Review of Corporate Governance of UK Banking Industry’); High Pay Centre; Adrian Beecroft (author of Beecroft report on employment law)

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Committee Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Tuesday 26 June 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 28 June 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 3 June 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 5 July 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 10 July 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 12 July 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 17 July 10.30am and 4.00pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 9pm on Thursday 17 July.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Summary of the Bill

The main areas of reform include changes to competition policy and law, employment law and reducing regulation. The Bill also makes smaller changes to a number of policy areas, such as procedures concerning the approval of company directors’ remuneration; copyright law and aspects of planning law as it affects heritage properties. The Bill also includes provisions about the Green Investment Bank. 

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament

Further Information

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

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