§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has yet received the report from the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on the proposed bid for Allied-Lyons by Elders IXL; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Howard
No. It was announced on 29 May that my right hon. Friend had decided, following representations from the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, that the reporting period should be extended to 4 September 1986.