Competition Commission

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Competition Commission

a body charged with controlling cartels, monopolies and mergers and hearing appeals against the Director General of Fair Trading in such matters. Its decisions maybe challenged in the High Court or the Court of Session in Scotland. It is modelled partly on the Commission of the European Union's function in competition matters (see COMPETITION POLICY).
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The investigation into the sale of raw milk in Britain began more than 18 months ago after a referral by the Office of Fair Trading to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, now the Competition Commission.
They bought Coral in 1997 but were ordered to sell most of the chain after the Monopolies and Mergers Commission ruled it gave the group too strong a hold on the market.
Nitsche served as an economics consultant with both Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen in London and Berlin, and was seconded to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in the United Kingdom.
John Bridgeman, director general of Fair Trading, said the commission, formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, had 12 months to report to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission is due to present its report tomorrow to the Department of Trade and Industry on the UK's supply of raw milk.
British Energy has made little secret of their intention, for example, to refer the deal to the UK's Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) urging the American firm that is selling London Electricity, Entergy, to "opt for the deal that gives them no monopoly problems".