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Exclusion Of References Of Questions With Respect To Certain Bus Services To Monopolies And Mergers Commission

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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Amendments made: No. 112, in page 90, line 25, leave out from 'section' to end of line 27 and insert

'11 of the Competition Act 1980 (references of public bodies and certain other persons subject to statutory controls to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission), in subsection (3) (which lists the persons who may be the subject of such a reference)'.

No. 113, in page 90, line 38, at end insert—

'(I A) In Part I of Schedule 5 to the Fair Trading Act 1973 (which lists certain goods and services in respect of which references under section 14 of that Act to the Consumer Protection Advisory Committee or under section 50 or 51 of that Act to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission are excluded or, as the case may be, subject to restrictions not applicable in other cases) —
(a) for paragraph 4 (which at the passing of this Act refers to the carriage of passengers by road or rail) there shall he substituted the following paragraph—
"4. The carriage of passengers by road in Northern Ireland"; and
(b) in paragraph 5 (which at the passing of this Act refers to the carriage of goods by rail), after the word "goods" there shall be inserted the words "or passengers".'.

[Mr. Ridley.]