HC Deb 02 February 1987 vol 109 cc504-5W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade arid Industry, pursuant to his answer of 28 January, Official Report, columns 328–9, what resources and what priority his Department is according to the consideration of the new information supplied by Lonrho plc in December 1986 about the purchase of House of Fraser by the Al Fayed family; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

My right hon. Friend is considering the material submitted on behalf of Lonrho carefully. He will devote to this such time and resources as he considers necessary in order to reach his conclusions on the material.