HC Deb 15 March 1967 vol 743 cc99-100W
80. Dame Irene Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will use his powers to ensure that the take-over of Wallsend Hubbard Combustion Limited by Urquharts Limited of Perivale, Middlesex, involving the transfer of industry from a development area to an area of over full employment, does not take place.

Mr. Jay

This merger does not appear to fall within the scope of the Monopolies and Mergers Act, 1965. I accordingly have no power to prevent it.