§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he or his officials have had regarding the AGCO takeover of certain Massey Ferguson operations in Coventry; and what notification he has received of expected job losses. 
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
None. In the first instance, it is for the Director General of Fair Trading to consider and advise my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on all qualifying mergers under the Fair Trading Act 1973. That advice would take into account all relevant factors.