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The Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

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Amendment of the Enterprise Act 2002

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3.—(1) The 2002 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 210 (consumers)—

(a)in subsection (6)—

(i)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(ii)for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “the listed enactment concerned”;

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) An enactment is a listed enactment if it is specified in Schedule 13 or to the extent that it is so specified.

(6B) References to an enactment include—

(a)references to subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978(1));

(b)for the purposes of paragraph 6 of Schedule 13, references to a rule of law in Scotland;

(c)for the purposes of paragraph 16 of Schedule 13, references to rules forming part of the law of any part of the United Kingdom made other than under an Act.;

(c)omit subsections (7) and (7A).

(3) For section 212 (Community infringements), substitute—

212.    Schedule 13 infringements

(1) In this Part a Schedule 13 infringement is an act or omission which contravenes a listed enactment and which harms the collective interests of consumers.

(2) References to a listed enactment must be construed in accordance with section 210.

(4) In section 213 (enforcers)—

(a)omit subsection (5);

(b)in subsection (5A), for “(being bodies or persons designated by the Secretary of State under Article 4(1) or 4(2) of the CPC Regulation) is a CPC enforcer” substitute “is a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)omit subsections (10) and (11).

(5) In section 214 (consultation), in subsection (2)(d), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(6) In section 215 (applications)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement” in both places where it occurs;

(b)omit subsection (4);

(c)in subsection (4A)—

(i)for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(d)omit subsections (6), (7) and (8).

(7) In section 216 (applications: directions by CMA), omit subsection (6).

(8) In section 217 (enforcement orders), in subsection (2), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(9) In section 218 (interim enforcement order)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement” in both places where it occurs;

(b)in subsection (4), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(10) In section 218A (unfair commercial practices: substantiation of claims), in subsection (1)—

(a)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(b)for the words from “Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament” to the end of the subsection, substitute “the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008(2)”.

(11) In section 219 (undertakings)—

(a)in subsection (3)(c), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(b)in subsection (5A), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)in subsection (5B)—

(i)for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(12) In section 219A (definition of enhanced consumer measures), in subsection (5)(c), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(13) In section 220 (further proceedings), in subsection (2), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(14) Omit section 221 (Community infringements: proceedings).

(15) In section 222 (bodies corporate: accessories), in subsection (1), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(16) In section 229 (advice and information), in subsection (6), for “general or CPC enforcer or a designated enforcer” substitute “enforcer”.

(17) Omit sections 235 (Injunctions Directive) and 235A (CPC Regulation).

(18) In section 235B (dual enforcers), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer” in both places where it occurs.

(19) In section 243(3) (overseas disclosures), in subsection (12)(c), for “an order under section 212(3)” substitute “Schedule 13”.

(20) For Schedule 13 (Listed Directives and Regulations), substitute the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(1)

1978 c.30; “subordinate legislation” is defined in section 21(1), as amended by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, section 23(5), Schedule 8, paragraphs 18 and 19.

(2)

S.I. 2008/1277, amended by S.I. 2011/1043, S.I. 2011/2085, S.I. 2013/783, S.I. 2013/3134, S.I. 2014/549, S.I. 2014/870, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (c.15), section 60, Schedule 1, paragraph 55(b), section 77(2), Schedule 6, paragraph 85(j), S.I. 2015/1629, S.I. 2015/1630 and S.I. 2018/1326.

(3)

Section 243 amended by the Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), section 114(2), Schedule 19.

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