§ Baroness ELLES
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will define the division of responsibility between the Department of Trade and the Office of Fair Trading concerning the implementation of the European Community's Competition Policy in the United Kingdom.
§ Lord TREFGARNE
The Department of Trade and the Office of Fair Trading act jointly as competent authority for the purpose of liaison with the European Commission in the formulation and implementation of the European Community's competition policy. Liaison on individual cases is normally undertaken by the Office.