HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c786W
Mr. Caplin

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) if she will make a statement on the proposed transfer to Mirror Group plc of the assets ofThe Racing Post and the right to use the title name; [26936]

(2) what assessment she has made of the percentage of the United Kingdom's existing racing newspaper market covered by (a) The Racing Post and (b) The Sporting Life. [26937]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

I announced today that I have given my consent, under section 58 (4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973, to the transfer ofThe Racing Post, and its assets, from The Racing Post Limited to Mirror Group plc, without a reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. In coming to this decision, I took into account all relevant considerations.