§ 62. Sir Anthony Meyer
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he proposes to refer to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission the bid by BTR for Pilkingtons; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Howard
The proposed acquisition of Pilkington Brothers plc by BTR plc is being considered by the Director General of Fair Trading. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will make his decision on whether to refer the proposed acquisition to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in the light of the director general's advice.