§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he considers that the purchase of Eric Bemrose Ltd. by the British Printing Corporation may constitute the creation of a monopoly in gravure printing; and whether he intends to refer the matter to the Office of Fair Trading or the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
The Director General of Fair Trading is already considering this merger. In the light of2W his advice, my right hon. Friend will announce as soon as practicable his decision on whether the merger is 10 be referred to the Commission for investigation.