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Competition Act 1980

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27Recommendations by services supply associations

(1)An order under section 11 of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (restrictive agreements as to services) may provide that section 16(3) of that Act (recommendations by services supply associations to members about services) shall not apply to recommendations of such descriptions as may be specified in the order and an order under section 12 of that Act (information agreements as to services) may make similar provision in relation to section 16(5) of that Act (recommendations by services supply associations to members about furnishing information).

(2)Where

(a)section 16 of that Act would (apart from this subsection) apply in relation to a recommendation by a services supply association, and

(b)if the sole term of the agreement for the constitution of the association were a term by which each member of it agreed to comply with that recommendation, the agreement would be excluded by the terms of the order from the operation of an order made, or having effect as if made, under section 11 of that Act which came into force after 21st March 1976 and before the coming into force of this section subsection (3) of the said section 16 shall not apply and shall be deemed never to have applied in relation to that recommendation during the continuance in force of the order.

(3)Subsection (2) above shall have effect in relation to a recommendation made before the repeal of section 112(3) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 as if each reference to section 16(3) of the 1976 Act included a reference to that section.

(4)In the Table in paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the said Act of 1976 (time within which particulars of agreements and variations to be furnished under that Act)—

(a)there shall be added at the end of the first column of paragraph (f) the words

not being a variation which becomes subject to registration by virtue of an order under section 11 or 12 above; and

(b)there shall be added at the end of the first column of paragraph (i) the words

other than a variation to which (ii) below applies; and

(c)after paragraph (i) there shall be added the following paragraph:—

" (ii) Variation of an agreement being a variation which extends or adds to the restrictions accepted or information provisions made under the agreement and which becomes subject to registration by virtue of the revocation or variation of an order made under section 11 or 12 above.Within 1 month from the day on which the variation becomes so subject."

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