873. The Competition and Markets Authority's power to give direction.

If the Competition and Markets Authority ('CMA')1 is given notice setting out the modifications of conditions of a licence suggested by the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')2, then the CMA may give a direction3 to the CAA not to make the modifications set out in the notice, or not to make such of those modifications as are specified in the direction4. However, the CMA may give a direction only if it thinks the modifications set out in the notice are not the modifications which are needed to remedy or prevent the adverse effects specified in the CMA's report5 on the reference6.