Mergers, Take-Overs and Monopolies (Control) Act, 1978

Report by Examiner to Minister.

8.—(1) As soon as practicable after a reference to him under section 7, the Examiner shall investigate the proposal so referred and shall, before such date, if any, as the Minister specifies, furnish the Minister with a report of his investigation.

(2) A report of the Examiner under subsection (1) shall state his opinion as to whether or not the proposed merger or take-over concerned would operate against the common good in respect of the scheduled criteria.

(3) Section 15 of the Act of 1972, which relates to inspection of premises and records, shall for the purposes of an investigation under this section apply to a person authorised in writing by the Examiner.