§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Binder Hamlyn price and area survey being conducted for the Office of Fair Trading into discriminatory discounts is due to be published.
§ Mr. Fletcher
This survey forms part of the Director General of Fair Trading's fact-finding exercise aimed at updating some of the statistical information in the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on discounts to retailers. The results of the exercise are unlikely to be available for publication until well into next year.