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31 1987

RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1987

PART I

Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and construction.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Restrictive Practices (Amendment) Act, 1987.

(2) The Principal Act and sections 10 to 23 of this Act may be cited together as the Restrictive Practices Acts, 1972 and 1987, and shall be construed together as one.

(3) The Act of 1978 and sections 24 , 25 and 26 of this Act may be cited together as the Mergers, Take-overs and Monopolies (Control) Acts, 1978 and 1987, and shall be construed together as one.

Interpretation.

2. —(1) In this Act—

the Act of 1978” means the Mergers, Take-overs and Monopolies (Control) Act, 1978 :

the Act of 1980” means the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980 ;

the Commission” means the Fair Trade Commission;

the Director” means the holder of the office of Director of Consumer Affairs established by section 9 of the Consumer Information Act,1978 , and known as the Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trade by virtue of section 5 (2) of this Act;

the Examiner” means the Examiner of Restrictive Practices;

functions” includes powers and duties;

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

the Principal Act” means the Restrictive Practices Act, 1972 .

(2) A reference in this Act to a section is to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that a reference to some other provision is intended.

(3) A reference in this Act to a subsection is a reference to the subsection of the section in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that a reference to some other provision is intended.

Repeals and revocations.

3. —The enactments and statutory instruments (within the meaning of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1947 ) specified in the Second Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed or revoked from the commencement of this Act to the extent specified in the third column thereto.

Commencement.

4. —This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Minister may by order appoint.