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Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

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Competition Act 1980 (c. 21)

4(1)The Competition Act 1980 shall be amended as follows.

(2)Section 2(5) shall cease to have effect.

(3)In section 5(3)—

(a)after “made” there shall be inserted “by virtue of subsection (1)(b) or (c) above”,

(b)after “reference be” there shall be inserted “so”, and

(c)the words from the beginning of paragraph (a) to “notice reference” shall be omitted.

(4)In section 15(4) for the words from the beginning to “that investigation” there shall be substituted “On making a competition reference in relation to any course of conduct being pursued by a person falling within section 11(3)(d) above”.

(5)In section 16, at the end there shall be inserted—

(3)For the purposes of this section, the publication by the Director of a notice under section 4(2)(a) above shall be treated as the making by him of a report under this Act.

(6)In section 19(5)(a), after “Act” there shall be inserted “or in anything published under section 4(2)(a) above”.

(7)In section 29(1)—

(a)before paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

(za)accepted pursuant to a proposal under section 56A of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (within the meaning of that Act) or under section 56F of that Act, or, and

(b)in that paragraph, for “the Fair Trading Act 1973” there shall be substituted “the said Act of 1973”.

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