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Competition Act 1980

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33Short title, interpretation, repeals, commencement and' extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Competition Act 1980.

(2)Except in so far as any provision of this Act otherwise provides, section 137 of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (general interpretation provisions) shall have effect in relation to sections 2 to 24 above as if those sections were contained in that Act; and for ease of reference the expressions which are used in those sections and have meanings assigned to them by the said section 137 are—

  • " the Act of 1976 "

  • " agreement"

  • " business "

  • " the Commission "

  • " consumer "

  • " the Director "

  • " enactment'

  • " goods "

  • " group "

  • " group of inter-connected bodies corporate "

  • " inter-connected bodies corporate "

  • " Minister "

  • " monopoly situation "

  • " practice "

  • " price "

  • " services "

  • " supply "

  • " the supply of services ".

(3)Section 43 of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (interpretation and construction) shall have effect in relation to sections 25 to 30 above as if those sections were contained in that Act; and for ease of reference the expressions which are used in those sections and have meanings assigned to them by the said section 43 are—

  • " agreement" " the Court" " the Director "

  • " goods "

  • " information provision "

  • " restriction "

  • " services supply association "

  • " supply ".

(4)So much of the Counter-Inflation Act 1973 as remains in force immediately before the passing of this Act shall cease to have effect and, in consequence of that and of the preceding provisions of this Act, the enactments specified in Schedule 2 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(5)This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint, and different days may be so appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.

(6)An order under this section appointing a day for the coming into operation of any provision of Schedule 2 to this Act may contain such savings with respect to the operation of that provision and such incidental and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.

(7)Any reference in any provision of this Act to the appointed day shall be construed as a reference to the day appointed or, as the case may require, first appointed under this section for the coming into operation of that provision.

(8)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

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