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Enterprise Act 2002

Section 105: General information duties of OFT and Commission

264.This section sets out the general duties of the OFT in relation to merger cases.

265.Subsections (1) and (2) ensure that the OFT will act, if practicable, to bring cases that it is investigating to the attention of those that might be affected by the transaction. This duty does not apply to merger notice cases, which carry their own publicity requirements (see note on section 99).

266.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that the OFT will give relevant information to the CC.

267.Subsections (5) and (6) ensure that the OFT and the CC will give information and assistance to the Secretary of State to enable her to carry out her functions in relation to cases that may raise public interest considerations.

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