The Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusions) (Revocations) Order 2021

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2021/773

2021 No. 773

Competition

The Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusions) (Revocations) Order 2021

Made 24th June 2021

Laid before Parliament 1st July 2021

Coming into force 29th July 2021

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 71(3) of, and paragraph 7(1), (2) and (3) of Schedule 3 to, the Competition Act 19981, makes the following Order.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusions) (Revocations) Order 2021 and comes into force on 29th July 2021.

S-2 Revocations

Revocations

2. The Schedule to this Order has effect.

Paul Scully

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

24th June 2021

SCHEDULE

Article 2

Revocation of Public Policy Exclusion Orders

SCH-1.1

1. The following Orders are revoked—

(a) the Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in England) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 20202;

(b) the Competition Act 1998 (Solent Maritime Crossings) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 20203;

(c) the Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in Wales) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 20204;

(d) the Competition Act 1998 (Groceries) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 20205.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings or concerted practices which may affect trade within the United Kingdom and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the United Kingdom are prohibited by Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (c. 41).

Where there are exceptional and compelling reasons of public policy to do so, the Secretary of State may exclude agreements or descriptions of agreements and conduct which is carried out in particular circumstances from the prohibitions contained in Chapter I. This Order revokes the following instruments which were made by the Secretary of State in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, in order to provide exclusions in relation to the Chapter I prohibition—

The Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in England) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 ( S.I. 2020/368);

The Competition Act 1998 (Solent Maritime Crossings) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion)...

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