HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c537W
Mr. Woolas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to investigate the level of competition in the wholesale newspaper industry. [119251]

Dr. Howells

The Director General of Fair Trading has a general responsibility to keep under review the carrying on of commercial activities in the UK. He has powers to investigate and to act where he has concerns about anti-competitive behaviour.

If anyone has evidence to suggest anti-competitive behaviour in the wholesale newspaper market they should inform the Director General of Fair Trading.