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Transport Act 2000

Sections 242 and 243: Competition

251.Section 242 provides a power for the Competition Commission to veto amendments to licences proposed to be made by the Regulator following a reference to the Competition Commission. The conclusion of a reference to the Competition Commission in respect of modifications to the terms of a licence is effected, under the 1993 Act, by licence modifications directed by the Rail Regulator. Section 242 provides that the Competition Commission shall have four weeks following the Rail Regulator’s announcement of his intended licence amendments to veto those amendments, and instead substitute its own.

252.Section 243 makes it clear that the Rail Regulator may exercise functions under the Competition Act 1998 concurrently with the DGFT in relation to agreements etc for the supply of rolling stock and certain other railway related contracts and arrangements.

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