§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 29 November,Official Report, column 692–93, if he will state the latest position over the Government's decision over the bid by Williams Holdings for Racal Electronics.
§ Mr. Redwood
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 4 December that he had accepted signed undertakings from Williams Holdings plc requiring the divestment of Racal Electronics plc's lock and safe businesses in the United Kingdom within 15 months should Williams gain control of Racal.