HC Deb 14 May 1973 vol 856 c228W
35. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will investigate or refer to the Monopolies Commission the closure and takeover of breweries in the Manchester and Salford area, including the proposed closure of the Cornbrook and Chester breweries.

Mr. Emery

Modernisation of the industry in the North West may well involve some closures of older breweries. New jobs in the brewing industry will be created in the north-west development area and elsewhere in the intermediate area, and the overall effect of closures on employment will be slight.