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Part VE+W+S+N.I. Supplemental

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C1Pt. V repealed so far as unrepealed by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), ss. 33(5), Sch. 2 (the repeal being in force except as regards ss. 17(6)(8)(9), 18(4)(5), 19, 20(4)(5)(i)(iii)(7), 23(2) and Sch. 4 para. 4(1)(2)(a)(c)-(f)(3)(4): in the case of these excepted provisions the repeal is expressed by S.I. 1980/497 to come into operation on 1.1.2011)

15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F13E+W+S+N.I.

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17 OffencesE+W+S+N.I.

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F15

(2)—(4).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F16

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F15

(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F17where an offence under this Act [F18or the M1Price Commission Act 1977] committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. [F18Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, the preceding provisions of this subsection shall apply in relation to acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of the body corporate.]

(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F19

(8)Nothing contained in or having effect under this Act [F20or the M2Price Commission Act 1977], and nothing made illegal by this section, shall give rise to any criminal or tortious liability for conspiracy, or to any other liability in tort . . . F21

(9)Proceedings for an offence under this Act shall not be instituted in England or Wales except by or with the consent of the Attorney General, or in Northern Ireland except by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland [F22and in any such proceedings it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.]

(10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F19

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F18Words inserted by Price Commission Act 1977 (c. 33,), Sch. 2 para. 4(b) (Sch. 2 para. 4(b) is repealed by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), Sch. 2 and by S.I. 1980/497 it is provided that the repeal comes into operation on 1.1.2011)

F20Words inserted by Price Commission Act 1977 (c. 33), Sch. 2 para. 4(c) (Sch. 2 para. 4(c) is repealed by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), Sch. 2: in S.I. 1980/497 it is provided that the repeal by Sch. 2 of the 1980 Act so far as relating to s. 17(8) of the Counter Inflation Act 1973 comes into force on 1.1.2011)

F22Words inserted by Price Commission Act 1977 (c. 33), Sch. 2 para. 4(d) (Sch. 2 para. 4(d) is repealed by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), Sch. 2 and by S.I. 1980/497 it is provided that the repeal comes into operation on 1.1.2011)

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C2S. 17(6)(8)(9) repealed (1.1.2011) by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), s. 33(4), Sch. 2 and S.I 1980/497

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18 Offences by unincorporated bodies.E+W+S+N.I.

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(4)Where an offence is alleged to have been committed under this Act by an unincorporated body . . . F24

(a)proceedings for the offence shall be brought in the name of that body (and not in that of any of its members),

(b)for the purpose of any such proceedings any rules of court relating to the service of documents shall have effect as if that body were a corporation, and

(c)any fine imposed on conviction shall be enforceable, by way of execution, diligence or otherwise, against the funds of that body.

(5)Where an offence mentioned in subsection (4) above is an offence punishable on conviction on indictment, section 33 of the M3Criminal Justice Act 1925 and [F25Schedule 3 to the M4Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980] shall have effect as if the said body were a corporation.

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19 Application to Scotland. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The provisions of this section shall have effect for the application of this Act to Scotland.

(2)(a)Where an offence mentioned in section 18(4) of this Act is an offence punishable on conviction on indictment [F26section 74 of the M5Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975] (proceedings on indictment against bodies corporate) shall have effect as if the said body were a body corporate.

(b)Section 17(8) of this Act shall not apply but nothing contained in, or having effect under, this Act or made illegal by that section shall be relevant for the purposes of any proceedings in reparation . . . F27

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C4S. 19 repealed (1.1.2011) by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21, SIF 124:1), s. 33 (4), Sch. 2 and S.I. 1980/497

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20 Application to Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

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(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F29

(4)Where an offence mentioned in section 18(4) of this Act is an offence punishable on conviction on indictment, section 18 of the M6Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 and [F30Schedule 4 to the M7Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981] (procedure on charge of an offence against a corporation) shall have effect as if the body there mentioned were a corporation.

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F31

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F31

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F32

and Schedule 4 to this Act shall apply as if

(i)for references to a local weights and measures authority and to an inspector or chief inspector appointed under the Weights and M8Measures Act 1963 there were substituted respectively references to the Ministry of Commerce for Northern Ireland and any of its officers;

(ii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F33

(iii)references in paragraph 4 to a Minister of the Crown included references to a Minister of Northern Ireland and to a department of the Government of Northern Ireland.

(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F28

(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F34

(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F29

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F30Words substituted by S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26) art. 170 (2), Sch. 6 Pt. I para. 29

F31Words and s. 20 (5) (a) repealed by Competition Act 1980 (c. 21. SIF 124:1), Sch. 2

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C6S. 20(5) (i): the reference to Ministry of Commerce for Northern Ireland to be construed as a reference to Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36, SIF 29:3), Sch. 5 para. 8(1) and S.I. 1982/846 (N.I. 11), arts. 4, 5(1)

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23 Short title, supplemental provisions and repeals.E+W+S+N.I.

(1) [F36This Act may be cited as the Counter-Inflation Act 1973.]

(2)Schedules 3 and 4 to this Act (provisions about orders and notices, and about enforcement) shall have effect for supplementing this Act.

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