§ 44. Miss Maynard
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he intends to refer to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission takeover bids for Ferranti Ltd. and Rolls-Royce Motors.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry made a statement to the House on 1 July about the disposal of the NEB shareholding in Ferranti; and I am not aware of any bid for the company. The decision as to whether the bid for Rolls-Royce should be referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission will be announced as soon as possible.