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Erg Group (Takeover)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will refer the proposed takeover by Granada of the ERG Group, including Servicescope, to the Monopolies and Merger Commission; and if he will make a statement.

The proposed acquisition by Granada of the ERG Group is currently being considered by the Director General of Fair Trading. My right hon. and noble Friend will make his decision whether to refer the proposal to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in the light of the director general's advice.