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172 Further publicity requirements: Part 4E+W+S+N.I.
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(1)The OFT shall publish—

(a)any reference made by it under section 131;

(b)any variation made by it under section 135 of a reference under section 131;

(c)any decision of a kind mentioned in section 149(5)(b); and

(d)such information as it considers appropriate about any decision made by it under section 152(1) to bring a case to the attention of the Secretary of State.

(2)The Commission shall publish—

(a)any decision made by it under section 138(2) neither to accept an undertaking under section 159 nor to make an order under section 161;

(b)any decision made by it that there has been a material change of circumstances as mentioned in section 138(3) or there is another special reason as mentioned in that section;

(c)any termination under section 145(1) of an investigation by it;

(d)such information as it considers appropriate about any decision made by it under section 152(2) to bring a case to the attention of the Secretary of State;

(e)any enforcement undertaking accepted by it under section 157;

(f)any enforcement order made by it under section 158; and

(g)any variation, release or revocation of such an undertaking or order.

(3)The Secretary of State shall publish—

(a)any reference made by him under section 132;

(b)any variation made by him under section 135 of a reference under section 132;

(c)any intervention notice given by him;

(d)any decision made by him to revoke such a notice;

(e)any decision made by him under section 147(2) neither to accept an undertaking under section 159 nor to make an order under section 161;

(f)any enforcement undertaking accepted by him under section 157;

(g)any variation or release of such an undertaking; and

(h)any direction given by him under section 170(3) in connection with the exercise by him of his functions under section 132(3).

(4)The appropriate Minister (other than the Secretary of State acting alone) shall publish—

(a)any reference made by him under section 132;

(b)any variation made by him under section 135 of a reference under section 132; and

(c)any direction given by him under section 170(3) in connection with the exercise by him of his functions under section 132(3).

(5)Where any person is under an obligation by virtue of subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) to publish the result of any action taken by that person or any decision made by that person, the person concerned shall, subject to subsections (6) and (7), also publish that person’s reasons for the action concerned or (as the case may be) the decision concerned.

(6)Such reasons need not, if it is not reasonably practicable to do so, be published at the same time as the result of the action concerned or (as the case may be) as the decision concerned.

(7)Subsections (5) and (6) shall not apply in relation to any case falling within subsection (1)(d) or (2)(d).

(8)The Secretary of State shall publish his reasons for—

(a)any decision made by him under section 146(2); or

(b)any decision to make an order under section 153(3) or vary or revoke such an order.

(9)Such reasons may be published after—

(a)in the case of subsection (8)(a), the publication of the decision concerned; and

(b)in the case of subsection (8)(b), the making of the order or of the variation or revocation;

if it is not reasonably practicable to publish them at the same time as the publication of the decision or (as the case may be) the making of the order or variation or revocation.

(10)Where the Secretary of State has decided under section 147(2) to accept an undertaking under section 159 or to make an order under section 161, he shall (after the acceptance of the undertaking or (as the case may be) the making of the order) lay details of his decision and his reasons for it, and the Commission’s report under section 142, before each House of Parliament.

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