HC Deb 11 January 1995 vol 252 c159W
Mr. Allen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what locus the World Trade Organisation will have in respect of competition policy; what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on this; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Needham

The WTO has been given no locus in respect of competition policy. Suggestions have been made about the possibility of negotiating multilateral rules in this area, but discussions on this are still at a very preliminary stage.