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Competition Act 1998

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Part VIIMiscellaneous

Disclosure of information

45(1)Section 55 of this Act applies in relation to information which, immediately before the starting date, is subject to section 41 of the RTPA as it applies in relation to information obtained under or as a result of Part I.

(2)But section 55 does not apply to any disclosure of information of the kind referred to in sub-paragraph (1) if the disclosure is made—

(a)for the purpose of facilitating the performance of functions of a designated person under the [S.I. 1988/915.] Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988; or

(b)for the purposes of any proceedings before the Court or of any other legal proceedings under the RTPA or the [1973 c. 41.] Fair Trading Act 1973 or the Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988.

(3)Section 56 applies in relation to information of the kind referred to in sub-paragraph (1) if particulars containing the information have been entered or filed on the special section of the register maintained by the Director under, or as a result of, section 27 of the RTPA or paragraph 10 of this Schedule.

(4)Section 55 has effect, in relation to the matters as to which section 41(2) of the RTPA had effect, as if it contained a provision similar to section 41(2).

The Court

46If it appears to the Lord Chancellor that a person who ceases to be a non-judicial member of the Court as a result of this Act should receive compensation for loss of office, he may pay to him out of moneys provided by Parliament such sum as he may with the approval of the Treasury determine.

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