HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 c220W
Mr. Barnett

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he will refer to the Monopolies Commission the bid by Philip Morris, the United States tobacco group, for Gallahers Limited; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Crosland

I am at present considering whether the public interest would require me to refer this proposed merger to the Monopolies Commission.