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Enterprise Act 2002

Section 58: Specified considerations

187.This section sets out the considerations that may need to be looked at alongside competition matters in merger cases. It also provides a mechanism for varying the specified considerations.

188.Subsection (1) provides that ‘national security’ is the only consideration specified.

189.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that the public interest considerations specified may be added to, removed or amended and that the revised considerations may be used in any case, regardless of the progress of the order amending the considerations.

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