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Enterprise Act 2002

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273Interpretation

In this Act—

  • “the 1973 Act” means the Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41);

  • “the 1998 Act” means the Competition Act 1998 (c. 41);

  • “the Commission” means the Competition Commission;

  • “the Director” means the Director General of Fair Trading; and

  • “the OFT” means the Office of Fair Trading.

274Provision of financial assistance for consumer purposes

The Secretary of State may give financial assistance to any person for the purpose of assisting—

(a)activities which the Secretary of State considers are of benefit to consumers; or

(b)the provision of—

(i)advice or information about consumer matters;

(ii)educational materials relating to consumer matters; or

(iii)advice or information to the Secretary of State in connection with the formulation of policy in respect of consumer matters.

275Financial provision

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenditure incurred by the OFT, the Secretary of State, any other Minister of the Crown or a government department by virtue of this Act; and

(b)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.

276Transitional or transitory provision and savings

(1)Schedule 24 (which makes transitional and transitory provisions and savings) has effect.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make such transitional or transitory provisions and savings as he considers appropriate in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may modify any Act or subordinate legislation.

(4)Schedule 24 does not restrict the power under subsection (2) to make other transitional or transitory provisions and savings.

277Power to make consequential amendments etc.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as he thinks appropriate—

(a)for the general purposes, or any particular purpose, of this Act; or

(b)in consequence of any provision made by or under this Act or for giving full effect to it.

(2)An order under this section may—

(a)modify any Act or subordinate legislation (including this Act);

(b)make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(3)The power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)The power conferred by this section is not restricted by any other provision of this Act.

278Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

(1)Schedule 25 (which contains minor and consequential amendments) has effect.

(2)Schedule 26 (which contains repeals and revocations) has effect.

279Commencement

The preceding provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

280Extent

(1)Sections 256 to 265, 267, 269 and 272 extend only to England and Wales.

(2)Sections 204, 248 to 255 and 270 extend only to England and Wales and Scotland (but subsection (3) of section 415A as inserted by section 270 extends only to England and Wales).

(3)Any other modifications by this Act of an enactment have the same extent as the enactment being modified.

(4)Otherwise, this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

281Short title

This Act may be cited as the Enterprise Act 2002.

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