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Electronic Rentals (Granada Television Takeover)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will refer the proposed takeover by Granada Television of Electronic Rentals to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

The proposed ac quisition of Electronic Rentals Group plc by Granada plc is being considered by the Director General of Fair Trading. My right hon. and noble Friend will make his decision whether to refer the proposed acquisition to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in the light of the Director General's advice.