HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc7-8W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will refer to the Monopolies Commission the bid by Mount Charlotte Investments Ltd. to take over Jennings Bros. Ltd. brewery in Cockermouth.

Sir G. Howe

This bid does not fall within the scope of the Monopolies and Mergers Act 1965 since neither the gross assets of Jennings Brothers Ltd. exceed £5 million nor would the acquisition of the company create or intensify a monopoly.