§ Mr. Gregory
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the number of references of cases to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission which have involved issues of reciprocity with other countries in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
So far as I am aware, the MMC has addressed the matter of reciprocity in only one report, Elders IXL Ltd and Allied-Lyons plc. In that case, the MMC concluded it was unlikely that any imbalance between Australian and British law would operate against the public interest.