§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 15 February,Official Report, column 741, what assessment he has made of the extent to which transfer of control of other firms from the United Kingdom to other countries will increase the living standards of the British people.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
The effects of any particular acquisition must be judged on a case-by-case basis. However, in general the Government believe that open markets will be beneficial to economic growth.