Monopolies and Mergers Commission

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 27 Hydref 1980.

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Photo of Mrs Sally Oppenheim Mrs Sally Oppenheim , Gloucester 12:00, 27 Hydref 1980

As I believe the hon. Gentleman knows, the Government have no powers to do anything about the monopoly to which he refers. What he described as a merger is in fact the opening of a new publication, a new newspaper. Anything that is in breach of the terms of the Fair Trading Act could properly be considered by the Government.