HC Deb 11 February 1972 vol 830 c473W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now introduce fresh legislation on

Monopoly references
Fire insurance 9th December, 1968
Asbestos and certain asbestos products 18th August, 1969
Wire and fibre ropes 23rd March, 1971
Connection charges for electricity and gas 19th May, 1971
Parallel pricing 19th May, 1971
Machinery for the manufacture of footwear 18th June, 1971
Breakfast cereals 18th June, 1971
Chlordiazapoxide and diazepam 14th September, 1971
Merger references
Acquisition by the Berrow's Organisation of the Stourbridge County Express Series 25th January, 1972
The proposed acquisition of Glaxo Group Ltd. by either the Boots Co. Ltd. or Beecham Group Ltd. 4th February, 1972

I expect to receive the Monopolies Commission's reports on the current newspaper merger reference by 24th April and on the proposals concerning Glaxo Group Ltd. by 3rd July. It is difficult to forecast accurately the date of completion of work on monopoly references, but the commission hopes to report on all its current inquiries in the course of this year.

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