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Modification by order under other statutory provisionsN.I.

18 .F1  [F2(1)  Where the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission or (as the case may be) the Secretary of State (in this Article “the relevant authority”) makes a relevant order, the order may also provide for the modification of—

(a)the conditions of a particular licence; or

(b)the standard conditions of licences under sub-paragraph (a), (b) [F3, (c) or (d)] of Article 8(1),

to such extent as may appear to the relevant authority to be requisite or expedient for the purpose of giving effect to, or taking account of, any provision made by the order.

(1A) In paragraph (1) “relevant order” means—

(a)an order under section 75, 83 or 84 of, or paragraph 5, 10 or 11 of Schedule 7 to, the Enterprise Act 2002 where—

(i)one or more than one of the enterprises which have, or may have, ceased to be distinct enterprises was engaged in the carrying on of activities authorised or regulated by a licence; or

(ii)one or more than one of the enterprises which will or may cease to be distinct enterprises is engaged in the carrying on of activities authorised or regulated by a licence; or

(b)an order under section 160 or 161 of that Act where the feature, or combination of features, of the market in the United Kingdom for goods or services which prevents, restricts or distorts competition relates to activities authorised or regulated by a licence.]

[F4(1A) The modification under paragraph (1)(i) of part of a standard condition of a particular licence shall not prevent any other part of the condition from continuing to be regarded as a standard condition for the purposes of this Part.]

(2) Where at any time the[F2 relevant authority modifies under paragraph (1)(b)] the standard conditions of licences under sub-paragraph (a), (b) [F5, (c) or (d)] of Article 8(1),[F2 the relevant authority]

(a)shall also make (as nearly as may be) the same modifications of those conditions for the purposes of their incorporation in licences under that sub-paragraph granted after that time; and

(b)may, after consultation with the Director, make such incidental or consequential modifications as[F2 the relevant authority] considers necessary or expedient of any conditions of licences under that sub-paragraph granted before that time.

Para. (3) rep. by 2002 c. 40

(4) Where at any time the[F2 relevant authority] modifies standard conditions under paragraph (2)(a) for the purposes of their incorporation in licences under sub-paragraph (a), (b) [F6, (c) or (d)] of Article 8(1) granted after that time,[F2 the relevant authority] shall publish the modifications in such manner as[F2 the relevant authority] considers appropriate.

[F2(5) Expressions used in paragraph (1A) above and in Part 3 or (as the case may be) Part 4 of the Enterprise Act 2002 have the same meanings in that paragraph as in that Part.]

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F1mod. by SI 2003/1592

F42003 NI 6

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