HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc307-8W
Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what steps he will take to ensure that the Monopolies and Mergers Commission delivers to his officials investigating Birds Eye Walls provision of misleading information, all necessary papers, including transcripts of oral evidence, relating to the 1994 investigation into ice cream; [24458]

(2) if he will now refer Birds Eye Walls to the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of the ice cream market. [24457]

Mr. John M. Taylor

I am satisfied with the co-operation which I am already receiving from the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Any criminal investigation that might be required will be undertaken by my Department and not by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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