§ 47. Mr. Rathbone
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is yet in a position to announce the Government's conclusions after study of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on discounting HC 311.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I am aware of continuing concern about problems considered in the commission's report. But I am not aware at this stage of any grounds for dissenting from the commission's conclusion that legislation to deal specifically with non cost-related discounts is neither necessary nor desirable.