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Footwear

Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will refer the footwear retail trade to the Monopolies Commission.

The Director General of Fair Trading announced on Thursday 5th May 1977 that he had concluded that there did not appear to be a monopoly situation in the supply of footwear. Although he had decided not to make a reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission at the present time he would continue to keep developments in the industry under review.

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he has yet decided to refer the retail footwear trade to the Prices Commission.

As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State informed my hon. Friend, we are bearing this suggestion in mind, but we have not yet decided on it.