422. Powers exercisable in consequence of report of Competition and Markets Authority.

422.     Powers exercisable in consequence of report of Competition and Markets Authority.

The appropriate minister or ministers1 may apply to the comptroller2 for compulsory licensing where a report of the Competition and Markets Authority has been laid before Parliament containing conclusions to the effect:

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    (1)     on a competition reference, that a person was engaged in an anticompetitive practice which operated or may be expected to operate against the public interest3; or

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    (2)     on a reference of public bodies and certain other persons4, that a person is pursuing a course of conduct which operates against the public interest5.

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