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Communications Act 2003

Section 388: Alterations to newspaper panel of Competition Commission

848.This section amends the definition of “newspaper merger reference” in paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998. Schedule 7 to that Act makes provision about the Competition Commission and includes provisions on the appointment of newspaper panel members to the group selected to carry out an inquiry following a reference. The effect of this amendment is that the provisions on the appointment of newspaper panel members to any constituted group will only apply where a merger reference is made specifying a newspaper public interest consideration.

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