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The Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Publication by Authority of advice and information about consumer matters

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7.—(1) If it appears to the Authority that the publication of any advice and information would promote the interests of consumers in relation to gas or electricity supplied by authorised suppliers, the Authority may publish that advice or information in such manner as it thinks fit.

(2) In publishing advice or information under this Article the Authority shall have regard to the need for excluding, so far as that is practicable, any matter which relates to the affairs of a particular individual or body of persons (corporate or unincorporate), where publication of that matter would or might, in the opinion of the Authority, seriously and prejudicially affect the interests of that individual or body.

(3) Before deciding to publish under this Article any advice or information relating to a particular individual or body of persons the Authority shall consult that individual or body.

(4) The Office of Fair Trading shall consult the Authority before publishing under section 6 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40) any information or advice which may be published by the Authority under this Article.

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