HC Deb 06 March 1978 vol 945 cc449-50W
33. Mr. Bean

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, what action he is taking following the disclosure of numerous unregistered price fixing agreements in ready-mixed concrete and blacktop.

Mr. John Fraser

Action on restrictive trading agreements is for the Director General of Fair Trading. I understand that he has applied to the Restrictive Practices Court for orders against the parties to some of the agreements concerned, which he has placed on the public register; and that he will be taking similar action in respect of other agreements that have been disclosed. The Director of Public Prosecutions will be informed if it appears from the Director General's inquiries that there has been a breach of the criminal law.

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