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Competition Act 1980

1980 CHAPTER 21

An Act to abolish the Price Commission; to make provision for the control of anti-competitive practices in the supply and acquisition of goods and the supply and securing of services; to provide for references of certain public bodies and other persons to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission; to provide for the investigation of prices and charges by the Director General of Fair Trading; to provide for the making of grants to certain bodies; to amend and provide for the amendment of the Fair Trading Act 1973; to make amendments with respect to the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976; to repeal the remaining provisions of the Counter-Inflation Act 1973; and for purposes connected therewith.

[3rd April 1980]

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C5Act: power to apply conferred (E.W.) (1.12.1991) by Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56, SIF 130), ss. 12(5), 223(2) (with ss. 82(3), 186(1), 222(1), Sch 14 para. 6)

C6Act: definitions applied (E.W.) (1.12.1991) by Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56, SIF 130), ss. 17(4), 31(9), 223(2) (with ss. 82(3), 186(1), 222(1), Sch. 14 para. 6)

C7Act modified (17.2.1994) by S.I. 1993/3160 (N.I. 15), art. 32(1)(b).

Act modified (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 40, ss. 12(7), 82(2), Sch. 4 paras. 5-8

C8Act applied (1.3.1996) by 1986 c. 44, s. 27(6) (as substituted (1.3.1996) by 1995 c. 45, s. 10(1), Sch. 3 para. 25; S.I. 1996/218, art. 2)

Act applied (1.3.1996) by 1986 c. 44, s. 36A(9) (as inserted (1.3.1996) by 1995 c. 45, s. 10(1), Sch. 3 para. 43; S.I. 1996/218, art. 2)

Act applied (N.I.) (10.6.1996) by S.I. 1996/275 (N.I. 2), art. 18(5) (with Sch. 7 paras. 2, 3(2)); S.R. 1996/216, art. 2

C9Act extended (N.I.) (10.6.1996) by S.I. 1996/275 (N.I. 2), art. 23(8) (with Sch. 7 paras. 2, 3(2)); S.R. 1996/216, art. 2

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I1Act not in force at Royal Assent see s. 33(5); Act wholly in force at 12.8.1980

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