HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c11W
Mr. Wareing

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to prevent the take-over by large international conglomerates of smaller British companies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Fletcher

The merger control provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1973 provide for take-overs to be considered on a case-by-case basis.