HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c767W
Mr. Bellingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will make an announcement on the proposed takeover bids for the Safeway chain of supermarkets. [129394]

Ms Hewitt

I will announce my decision on the proposed acquisition of Safeway alongside publication of the Competition Commission report. The administrative target for publication of this report is within 30 working days of its receipt from the Competition Commission. As the report was received on 18 August 2003, our aim is to publish by 30 September 2003.

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