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Petroleum Production (Competition)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied that there are no agreements or other arrangements, expressed or implied, between petroleum producers and refiners which could have the effect directly or indirectly of limiting competition in the United Kingdom and which have not been included in the public register.

I have been asked to reply.This is a matter for the Director-General of Fair Trading, who has responsibility for enforcing the restrictive trade practices legislation and monitoring undertakings given following monopoly

It is the practice of this Department to make available as much information as possible relating to policy development and decisions. It is not therefore possible to attribute to the Croham directive any particular publication.