870. References to the Competition and Markets Authority.

The Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 may make a reference to the Competition and Markets Authority ('CMA')2 requiring the CMA to investigate and report on whether any matters which are specified in the reference and which relate to the provision of air traffic services3 by or on behalf of a licence holder4 operate against the public interest5 or may be expected to do so, and if so, whether the effects adverse to the public interest which the matters have or may be expected to have could be remedied or prevented by modifying the conditions of the licence6. The CAA may