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Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013

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22Definitions

In this Act—

  • the Adjudicator” means the Groceries Code Adjudicator;

  • “direct supplier” means a person who is a supplier within the meaning given by Article 2 of the Groceries Supply Order;

  • “dispute” has the meaning given by Article 2 of the Groceries Supply Order;

  • “financial year” means—

    (a)

    the period beginning with the day on which section 1 comes into force and ending with the following 31 March; and

    (b)

    each successive period of 12 months;

  • “Groceries Code” means the code of practice set out in Schedule 1 to the Groceries Supply Order;

  • “Groceries Supply Order” means the Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order 2009, made by the Competition Commission under section 161 of the Enterprise Act 2002;

  • “indirect supplier” means a person who would be a supplier within the meaning given by Article 2 of the Groceries Supply Order but for the reference to direct supply;

  • “large retailer” means a designated retailer as defined by Article 2 of the Groceries Supply Order or a subsidiary of a designated retailer;

  • “supplier” means—

    (a)

    a direct supplier; or

    (b)

    an indirect supplier;

  • “supply agreement” has the meaning given by Article 2 of the Groceries Supply Order.

23Orders

(1)Orders under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument.

(2)A statutory instrument containing an order under section 9(6), 15(11) or 16(1) or (2)(a) or (b) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(3)Any other statutory instrument under this Act, other than one that contains only an order under section 25, is subject to annulment as an instrument to which section 5(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 applies.

(4)Orders under this Act may include measures that are consequential, supplementary, incidental, transitional or transitory.

24Extent

This Act extends to—

(a)England and Wales;

(b)Scotland; and

(c)Northern Ireland.

25Commencement

(1)Sections 1 to 21 and the Schedules come into force on whatever day the Secretary of State by order appoints.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(3)An order under subsection (1) may make different provision for different purposes.

26Short title

This Act may be cited as the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013.

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