§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Minister of Food how many private milling firms in England and Scotland have been taken over by the Rank milling combine whilst under Government control, together with their names; and what offices were or are still held by persons connected with the milling industry, whilst these transactions were completed.
§ Colonel Llewellin
Transactions involving the purchase and sale of shares in limited liability companies where the name and constitution is not altered would not be reported to, nor is it required by, my Department. Any other type of transaction of the kind to which the hon. Member refers would have to be disclosed, but no such transactions have in fact taken place in connection with the company mentioned. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.