HC Deb 10 July 1969 vol 786 cc286-7W
48. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what recent discussions have taken place between her Department and the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation about a code of practice in merger situations and ways in which the Corporation might help to secure such practice.

Mr. Harold Walker

The Industrial Reorganisation Corporation has had discussions with my Department on this matter. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has announced that he will shortly be publishing a guide to the Board of Trade's practices in the field of mergers.