§ Lord Gallacher
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in the light of the report by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on the proposed merger between Robert Wiseman Dairies plc and Scottish Pride Holdings plc, they are satisfied with the current and projected arrangements for the collection and processing of milk in Scotland.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (The Earl of Lindsay)
Following publication of the MMC report on the proposed merger between Robert Wiseman Dairies plc and Scottish Pride Holdings plc, the Director General of Fair Trading has been asked to seek appropriate undertakings from Wiseman.
Separately, the Director General of Fair Trading is keeping the competitiveness of and developments in the market for milk in Scotland under review. The Government's objective is to secure the conditions most favourable for the continued development of milk marketing in Scotland.