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Competition Act 1998

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The Airports Act 1986 (c. 31)

7(1)The Airports Act 1986 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 44 (which makes provision about references by the CAA to the Competition Commission), for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The provisions mentioned in subsection (3A) are to apply in relation to references under this section as if—

(a)the functions of the Competition Commission in relation to those references were functions under the 1973 Act;

(b)the expression “merger reference” included a reference under this section;

(c)in section 70 of the 1973 Act—

(i)references to the Secretary of State were references to the CAA, and

(ii)the reference to three months were a reference to six months.

(3A)The provisions are—

(a)sections 70 (time limit for report on merger) and 85 (attendance of witnesses and production of documents) of the 1973 Act;

(b)Part II of Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998 (performance of the Competition Commission’s general functions); and

(c)section 24 of the 1980 Act (modification of provisions about performance of such functions).

(3)In section 45, omit subsection (3) (which falls with the repeal of the [1976 c. 34.] Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976).

(4)In section 54 (orders under the 1973 Act or 1980 Act modifying or revoking conditions)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit “or section 10(2)(a) of the 1980 Act”;

(b)in subsection (3), omit paragraph (c) and the “or” immediately before it;

(c)in subsection (4), omit “or the 1980 Act”.

(5)In section 56 (co-ordination of exercise of functions by CAA and Director General of Fair Trading), in paragraph (a)(ii), omit “or the 1980 Act”.

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