§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will refer the fertiliser industry to the Monopolies Commission in view of the recently 243W announced agreement between Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Fisons Limited and Shell Chemicals Limited regarding the exchange of information and co-ordination of action on investment plans, production and prices.
§ Mr. Ridley
No. There is no evidence that this agreement has created a situation in which a reference to the Monopolies Commission would be appropriate.