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17 1978

MERGERS, TAKE-OVERS AND MONOPOLIES (CONTROL) ACT, 1978

SCHEDULE

Criteria for purposes of sections 7 (b) and 8 (2)

(a) The extent to which the proposed merger or take-over would be likely to prevent or restrict competition or to restrain trade or the provision of any service.

(b) The extent to which the proposed merger or take-over would be likely to endanger the continuity of supplies or services.

(c) The extent to which the proposed merger or take-over would be likely to affect employment and would be compatible with national policy in relation to employment.

(d) The extent to which the proposed merger or take-over is in accordance with national policy for regional development.

(e) The extent to which the proposed merger or take-over is in harmony with the policy of the Government relating to the rationalisation, in the interests of greater efficiency, of operations in the industry or business concerned.

(f) Any benefits likely to be derived from the proposed take-over or merger and relating to research and development, technical efficiency, increased production, efficient distribution of products and access to markets.

(g) The interests of shareholders and partners in the enterprises involved.

(h) The interests of employees in the enterprises involved.

(i) The interests of the consumer.


Acts Referred to

Building Societies Act, 1976

1976, No. 38

Central Bank Act, 1971

1971, No. 24

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1977

Friendly Societies Act, 1896

1896, c. 25

Friendly Societies Acts, 1896 to 1977

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9

Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1893

1893, No. 39

Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1971

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Pilotage Act, 1913

1913, c. 31

Restrictive Practices Act, 1972

1972, No. 11

Road Transport Act, 1932

1932, No. 2

Road Transport Act, 1933

1933, No. 8

Trustee Savings Banks Acts, 1863 to 1965