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11. (1) Amend section 5 (power of court to refuse application or stay proceedings) as follows.
(2) In subsection (2), omit “other than proceedings governed by the Council Regulation,”.
(3) At the end of paragraph (b) of that subsection insert “or”
“(c)that it should exercise its powers under Article 15 of the Council Regulation (transfer to a court better placed to hear the case),”.
(4) At the end of that subsection insert “or (as the case may be) exercise its powers under Article 15”.
(5) In subsection (3), for “in accordance with subsection (2) above” substitute “by virtue of subsection (2)(a) or (b) above”.
(6) After subsection (3), insert—
“(3A) The court may remove a stay granted under Article 15 of the Council Regulation only in accordance with that Article.”.
(7) In subsection (4), after “Nothing in this section” insert “so far as it relates to proceedings not governed by the Council Regulation”.
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