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Cadbury Schweppes: Kraft Foods

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the proposed takeover of Cadbury by Kraft; and what discussions the Government has had with Kraft on that matter. (313084)

The Government have received numerous letters expressing concern about this matter. The Secretary of State has received written assurances from the chief executive of Kraft about Cadbury’s production, legacy and workforce. The Secretary of State is also seeking an early meeting with Kraft senior management to hear how the company will fulfil the commitments they have made to Cadbury, its workforce and long term future.