§ Mr. N. Macpherson
No, Sir. As my right hon. Friend has already told the House, he doubts whether the comprehensive review of policy and legislation on monopolies and restrictive practices will be completed before the end of the year. He will also need time to study the results of the review.
§ Mr. Wade
While recognising that every industrial merger is not necessarily contrary to the economic interests of the country, will the hon. Gentleman agree that a number of mergers are tending 946 to create a monopoly and neither the Monopolies Commission nor the Restrictive Trade Practices Court are constituted to deal with this problem? There is a gap in the law, as I have pointed out before. Is it the intention of the Government to do anything about it?