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Enterprise Act 2002

Section 62: Power of Secretary of State to refer the matter

199.This section provides for the Secretary of State to refer the case to the CC if she believes that a special merger situation has been created, or is contemplated; a consideration specified in section 58 is relevant, and it may operate against the public interest. Subsection (5) provides that the Secretary of State will accept the OFT’s decision as to whether a special merger situation has been created.

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