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Dee Corporation And Booker Mcconnell

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has now studied the report on the proposed merger of Dee Corporation plc and Booker McConnell plc by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission presented to Parliament in January 1985; and when he expects to make a decision.

The report concluded that the proposed merger would not be against the public interest. My right hon. Friend therefore has no powers to take any action in respect of that report.