§ 38. Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the implications for civil aviation policy of the proposed merger between British Airways and British Caledonian.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The proposed merger was referred by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, which has now submitted its report and recommendations to him. Members of Parliament, several airlines, other interested bodies and members of the public have made representations to my right hon. and noble Friend both before the referral and subsequently.