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Competition Act 1998

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14(1)The Broadcasting Act 1990 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 193 (modification of networking arrangements in consequence of reports under competition legislation)—

(a)in subsection (2), omit paragraph (c) and the “and” immediately before it;

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

(3)In Schedule 4 (which makes provision for references to the Director or the Competition Commission in respect of networking arrangements), in paragraph 4, for sub-paragraph (7) substitute—

(7)The provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (7A) are to apply in relation to references under this paragraph as if—

(a)the functions of the Competition Commission in relation to those references were functions under the [1973 c. 41.] Fair Trading Act 1973;

(b)the expression “merger reference” included a reference under this paragraph.

(7A)The provisions are—

(a)section 85 of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (attendance of witnesses and production of documents);

(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 c. 21.] Competition Act 1980 (modification of provisions about performance of such functions).

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