HC Deb 28 January 1986 vol 90 c453W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his reply of 16 January, Official Report, column 634, what were the reasons given by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in its request for an extension on the merger reference of Lonrho and the House of Fraser.

Mr. Howard

[pursuant to his reply, 27 January 1986, c. 382]: The Monopolies and Mergers Commission's request for an extension of three months to the reporting period for this merger reference was necessitated by the number of exceptionally lengthy submissions which it had received from the parties.