HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c2W
32. Mr. Jay

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection on what grounds his Department decided not to refer to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission the proposed merger between Tate and Lyle and Manbre and Garton.

Mr. Hattersley

Primarily because a unified cane sugar refining industry offers the best prospects of keeping the loss of jobs on rationalisation to a minimum, particularly in areas of high unemployment.

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