§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will ask the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to review its 1978 report on the supply of national newspapers and periodicals (Cmnd. 7214).
§ Mr. Redwood
The Director General of Fair Trading is currently conducting a review of a number of issues concerning the distribution of newspapers and periodicals. The director general will decide in the light of this review126W whether further action under the competition legislation for which he is responsible is required. It would not be appropriate for me to comment in advance of the completion of the director general's review.