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All the following reports, which used to be available on the Competition Commission Web Site, can now be seen on the National Archives [1]. Many of these reports have detailed background of the companies concerned and others in the same market.

List of Reports

Title Series Date Published
Report on the supply of dental goods HC 18, 1950-51 1.12.50
Report on the supply of cast iron rainwater goods HC 136, 1950-51 14.3.51
Report on the supply of electric lamps HC 287, 1951-52 4.10.51
Report on the supply of insulated electric wires and cables HC 209, 1951-52 10. 6.52
Report on the supply of insulin HC 296, 1952-53 14.10.52
Report on the supply and export of matches and the supply of match-making machinery HC 161, 1952-53 12.5.53
Report on the supply of imported timber HC 281, 1953-54 20.10.53
Report on the process of calico printing HC 140, 1953-54 13. 4.54
Report on the supply of buildings in the Greater London area HC 264, 1953-54 29.7.54
Collective Discrimination: a report on exclusive dealing, collective boycotts, aggregated rebates and other discriminatory trade practice Cmnd 9504 29. 6.55
Report on the supply and export of certain semi manufactures of copper and copper-based alloys HC 56, 1955-56 27.7.55
Report on the supply and export of pneumatic tyres HC 133, 1955-56 8.12.55
Report on the supply of sand and gravel in Central Scotland HC 222, 1955-56 22. 3.56
Report on the supply of hard fibre cordage HC 294, 1955-56 7.6.56
Report on the supply of certain rubber footwear HC 328, 1955-56 30.7.56
Report on the supply of linoleum HC 366, 1955-56 2.8.56
Report on the supply of certain industrial and medical gases HC 13, 1956-57 20.12.56
Report on the supply of standard metal windows and doors HC 14, 1956-57 20.12.56
Report on the supply of tea HC 15, 1956-57 20.12.56
Report on the supply of electronic valves and cathode ray tubes - HC 16, 1956-57 20.12.56
Report on the supply and exports of electrical and allied machinery and plant HC 42, 1956-57 22.2.57
Imported timber: report on whether and to what extent the recommendation of the Commission has been complied with HC 274, 1957-58 31.7.58
Report on the supply of chemical fertilisers HC 267, 1958-59 24.7.59
Report on the supply of cigarettes and tobacco and of cigarette and tobacco machinery HC 218, 1960-61 4.7.61
Report on the supply of electrical equipment for mechanically propelled land vehicles HC 21, 1963-64 18.12.63
Report on the supply of wallpaper HC 59,1963-64 21.1.64
Petrol: a report on the supply of petrol to retailers in the United Kingdom HC 264, 1964-65 22.7.65
British Motor Corporation Ltd and Pressed Steel Company Ltd: a report on the merger HC 46, 1965-66 25.1.66
Colour Film: a report on the supply and processing of colour film HC 1, 1966-67 21.4.66
Ross Group Limited and Associated Fisheries Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 42, 1966-67 18.5.66
Electrical wiring harnesses for motor vehicles: a report on whether uneconomic prices are quoted HC 72, 1966-67 13.6.66
Household Detergents: a report on the supply of household detergents HC 105, 1966-67 3.8.66
The Dental Manufacturing Co Ltd or The Dentists' Supply Co of New York and The Amalgamated Dental Co Ltd: a report on the proposed mergers HC 147, 1966-67 9.8.66
Films: a report on the supply of films for exhibition in cinemas HC 206, 1966-67 28.10.66
Aluminium Semi-Manufacturers: a report on a reference concerning the supply of aluminium semi-manufacturers HC 263, 1966-67 20.12.66
The Times Newspaper and The Sunday Times Newspaper: a report on the proposed transfer to a newspaper proprietor - HC 273, 1966-67 20.12.66
Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds Ltd and Birfield Ltd: a report on the merger Cmnd 3186 12.1.67
Infant Milk Foods: a report on the supply of infant milk foods HC 319, 1966-67 7.2.67
British Insulated Callender's Cables Ltd and Pyrotenax Ltd: a report on the proposed merger HC 490, 1966-67 31.5.67
International Motor Insurance Cards: a report on the provision of insurance in relation to the issue of international motor insurance cards - HC 487, 1966-67 1.6.67
United Drapery Stores Ltd and Montague Burton Ltd: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 3397 14.9.67
Thomson Newspapers Ltd and Crusha and Son Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of three weekly newspapers owned by Crusha and Son Ltd to Thomson Newspapers Ltd HC 66, 1967-68 17.1.68
Flat Glass: a report on the supply of flat glass HC 83, 1976-68 7.2.68
Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres: a report on the supply of man-made cellulosic fibres HC 130, 1967-68 4.4.68
Men's Haircutting Services: a report on a reference concerning the supply of haircutting services for men HC 263, 1967-68 11.6.68
Barclays Bank Ltd, Lloyds Bank Ltd and Martins Banks Ltd: a report on the proposed merger HC 319, 1967-68 15.7.68
Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd and Radio Rentals Ltd: a report on the proposed merger HC 318, 1967-68 23.7.68
Electric Lamps: second report on the supply of electric lamps (Parts I and II) HC 4, 1968-69 2.12.68
Clutch Mechanisms for Road Vehicles: a report on the supply of clutch mechanisms for road vehicles HC 32, 1968-69 12.12.68
Recommended Resale Prices: a report on the general effect on the public interest of the practice of recommending or otherwise suggesting prices to be charged on the resale of goods HC 100, 1968-69 10.2.69
Estate Agents: a report on the supply of certain services by estate agents HC 127, 1968-69 20.2.69
Beer: a report on the supply of beer HC 216, 1968-69 24.4.69
Unilever Limited and Allied Breweries Limited: a report on the proposed merger and general observations on mergers HC 297, 1968-69 9.6.69
The Rank Organisation Limited and The De La Rue Company Limited: a report on the proposed acquisition of the De La Rue Company Limited and observations on mergers HC 298, 1968-69 9.6.69
Cigarette Filter Rods: a report on the supply and exports of cigarette filter rods HC 335, 1968-69 23.7.69
George Outram and Company Ltd and Hamilton Advertiser Ltd and Baird and Hamilton Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of six weekly newspapers owned by Hamilton Advertisers Ltd and Baird and Hamilton Ltd to George Outram and Company Ltd HC 76, 1969-70 20.2.70
Refusal to Supply: a report on the general effect on the public interest of the practices of refusing to supply goods required for business purposes and of entering into certain exclusive supply agreements Cmnd 4372 10.7.70
Metal Containers: a report on the supply of metal containers - HC 6, 1969-70 10.7.70
Professional Services: a report on the general effect on the public interest of certain restrictive practices so far as they prevail in relation to the supply of professional services - Part I: The report
Cmnd 4463
Part II: The appendices Cmnd 4463-I
20.10.70
British Sidac Limited and Transparent Paper Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 154, 1970-71 12.11.70
Starch, Glucoses and Modified Starches: A Report on the Supply of Starch, Glucoses and Modified Starches HC 615, 1970-71 18.10.70
The Berrow's Organisation Ltd and The County Express Group: a report on the proposed transfer of four newspapers owned respectively by The County Express Ltd, The Kidderminster Shuttle Ltd, The Ludlow Advertiser Ltd and Tenbury Advertiser Co Ltd to The Brerrow's Organisation Ltd HC 224, 1971-72 24.4.72
Beecham Group Limited and Glaxo Group Limited and The Boots Company Limited and Glaxo Group Limited: a report on the proposed mergers HC 341, 1971-72 12.7.72
Connection Charges for Electricity and Gas: a report on connection charges for electricity and gas Cmnd 5036 31.7.72
Fire Insurance: report on the supply of fire insurance HC 396, 1971-72 2.8.72
Asbestos and certain Asbestos Products: a report on the supply of asbestos and certain asbestos products HC 3, 1972-73 23.1.73
Breakfast Cereals: a report on the supply of ready cooked breakfast cereal foods HC 2, 1972-73 20.3.73
Chlordiazepoxide and Diazepam: a report on the supply of chlordiazepoxide and diazepam HC 197, 1972-73 11.4.73
Footwear Machinery: a report on the supply and exports of machinery for the manufacture of footwear HC 215, 1972-73 2.5.73
Parallel Pricing: a report on the general effect on the public interest of the practice of parallel pricing Cmnd 5330 12.7.73
British Match Corporation Limited and Wilkinson Sword Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 5442 28.9.73
Westminster Press Ltd and Kentish Times Ltd, Gravesend and Dartford Reporter Ltd, and F J Parsons Ltd, subsidiaries of Morgan-Grampian Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of eighteen newspapers owned by Kentish Times Ltd, Gravesend and Dartford Reporter Ltd and F J Parsons Ltd to Westminster Press Ltd HC 460, 1972-73 25.10.73
Wire and Fibre Ropes: a report on the supply and exports of wire rope and fibre rope and cordage HC 2, 1973-74 20.11.73
Plasterboard: a report on the supply of plasterboard HC 94, 1973-74 21.1.74
Cross-Channel Car Ferry Services: a report on the supply of certain cross-channel car ferry services HC 14, 1974 10.4.74
Davy International Limited and The British Rollmakers Corporation Limited: a report on the proposed merger - HC 67, 1974 10.4.74
Courier Printing and Publishing Company Limited and Associated Newspapers Group Limited: a report on the proposed transfer of five newspapers owned by Courier Printing and Publishing Company Limited and Associated Newspapers Group Limited HC 108, 1974 7.5.74
Eagle Star Insurance Company Limited and Bernard Sunley Investment Trust Limited and Grovewood Securities Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 5641 14.5.74
Charter Consolidated Investment and Sadia: a report on the proposed merger HC 345, 1974 30.7.74
The Boots Company Limited and House of Fraser Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 174, 1974 30.7.74
Primary Batteries: a report on the supply of primary batteries HC 1, 1974-75 7.11.74
Contraceptive Sheaths: a report on the supply of contraceptive sheaths in the United Kingdom HC 135, 1974-75 5.2.75
G and A N Scott Limited and The Guardian and Manchester Evening News Limited: a report on thee proposed transfer of four newspapers owned by G and A N Scott Limited and The Guardian and Manchester Evening News Limited HC 349, 1974-75 30.4.75
Dentsply International Incorporation and A D International Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 394, 1974-75 10.6.75
The NFU Development Trust Limited and FMC Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 441, 1974-75 15.7.75
H Weidmann AG and B S and W Whiteley Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 6208 28.8.75
Amalgamated Industries Limited and Herbert Morris Limited: a report on the existing or proposed merger HC 434, 1975-76 26.5.76
Building Bricks: a report on the supply of building bricks </a> HC 474, 1975-76 15.5.76
Barristers' Services: a report on the supply by Her Majesty's Counsel alone of their services HC 512, 1975-76 6.7.76
Advocates' Services: a report on the supply by Senior Counsel alone of their services </a> HC 513, 1975-76 6.7.76
Services of Solicitors in England and Wales: a report on the supply of services of solicitors in England and Wales in relation to restrictions on advertising HC 557, 1975-76 28.7.76
Services of Solicitors in Scotland: a report on the supply of services of solicitors in Scotland in relation to restrictions on advertising HC 558, 1975-76 28.7.76
Barristers' Services: a report on the supply of barristers' services in relation to restrictions on advertising HC 559, 1975-76 28.7.76
Advocates' Services: a report on the supply of advocates' services in relation to restriction on advertising HC 560, 1975-76 28.7.76
Stockbrokers' Services: a report on the supply of stockbrokers' services in relation to restrictions on advertising Cmnd 6571 6.8.76
Veterinary Services: a report on the supply of veterinary services in relation to restrictions on advertising Cmnd 6.8.76
Accountancy Services: report on the supply of accountancy services in relation to restrictions on advertising Cmnd 6573 6.8.76
Eurocanadian Shipholdings Limited and Furness, Withy and Company Limited and Manchester Liners Limited: a report on the existing and proposed mergers HC 639, 1975-76 14.10.76
Frozen Foodstuffs: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of frozen foodstuffs for human consumption HC 674, 1975-76 9.11.76
Indirect Electrostatic Reprographic Equipment: a report on the supply of indirect electrostatic reprogrammed equipment HC 47, 1976-77 15.12.76
Babcock and Wilcox Limited and Herbert Morris Limited: a report on the existing and proposed mergers HC 175, 1976-77 23.2.77
Diazo Copying Materials: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of copying materials sensitised with one or more diazonium compounds HC 165, 1976-77 1.3.77
Pilkington Brothers Limited and UKO International Limited (formerly UK Optical and Industries Holdings Limited): a report on the proposed merger HC 267, 1976-77 24.3.77
British Petroleum Limited and Century Oils Group Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 6827 31.5.77
Flour and Bread: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of wheat flour and of bread made from wheat flour HC 412, 1976-77 14.7.77
Cat and Dog Foods: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of cat and dog foods HC 412, 1976-77 19.7.77
The Fruehauf Corporation and Crane Fruehauf Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 6906 25.8.77
Architects' Services: a report on the supply of architects' services with reference to scale fees HC 4, 1977-78 8.11.77
Surveyors' Services: a report on the supply of surveyors' services with reference to scale fees HC 5, 1977-78 8.11.77
Smith Bros Limited and Bisgood, Bishop and Co Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 242, 1977-78 28.2.78
Rockware Group Limited, United Glass Limited and Redfearn National Glass Limited: report on the proposed mergers HC 431, 1977-78 4.5.78
Wholesaling of Newspapers and Periodicals: a report on the wholesale supply of national newspapers and periodicals in England and Wales, and in Scotland in relation to refusal to supply and participating in retailing Cmnd 7214 1.6.78
Ceramic Sanitaryware: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom and the export from the United Kingdom of ceramic sanitaryware Cmnd 7327 31.8.78
Petrol: a report on the supply of petrol in the United Kingdom by wholesale Cmnd 7433 5.1.79
Lonrho Limited and Scottish and Universal Investments Limited and House of Fraser Limited: a report on the proposed merger of Lonrho and Scottish and Universal Investments and on the resulting merger situation between Lonrho and House of Fraser Limited HC 261, 1978-79 15.3.79
Insulated Electric Wires and Cables: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom and the export from the United Kingdom of insulated electric wires and cables HC 243, 1978-79 27.3.79
Surrey Advertiser Newspaper Holdings Limited and The Guardian and Manchester Evening News Limited: a report on the proposed transfer of twenty-nine newspapers from Surrey Advertiser Newspaper Holdings Limited and The Guardian and Manchester Evening News Limited HC 100, 1979-80 25.5.79
FMC Corporation, Merck and Co, Inc, and Alginate Industries Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 175,1979-80 25.7.79
Ice Cream and Water Ices: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of ice cream and water ices Cmnd 7632 2.8.79
Electricity Supply Meters: a report on the supply and export of electricity supply meters Cmnd 7639 2.8.79
The General Electric Company Limited and Averys Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 7653 5.9.79
The Inner London Letter Post: a report on the letter post service in the area comprising the numbered London postal districts HC 515, 1979-80 31.3.80
West Somerset Free Press and Bristol United Press Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of the West Somerset Free Press, a newspaper of which Farnham Castle Newspapers Ltd is a proprietor, to Bristol United Press Ltd HC 546, 1979-80 16.4.80
Domestic Gas Appliances: a report on the supply of certain domestic gas appliances in the United Kingdom HC 703, 1979-80 29.7.80
J Andrew and Company Limited and United Newspapers Limited: a report on the proposed transfer of fourteen newspapers owned by J Andrew and Company Limited to United Newspapers Limited HC 724, 1979-80 30.7.80
Hiram Walker-Gooderham and Worts Limited and The Highland Distilleries Company Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 743, 1979-80 6.8.80
Credit Card Franchise Services: a report on the supply of credit card franchise services in the United Kingdom Cmnd 8034 17.9.80
Blue Circle Industries Limited and Armitage Shanks Group Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8039 1.10.80
British Railways Board: London and South East Commuter Services: a report on rail passenger services supplied by the Board in the South-East of England Cmnd 8046 2.10.80
Tampons: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of tampons Cmnd 8049 8.10.80
Compagnie International European Godfrey Davis Limited: a report on the proposed merger of the vehicle rental activities HC 94, 1980-81 21.1.81
Liquefield Petroleum Gas: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of liquefield petroleum gas in containers of not more than 50 kilograms capacity and not less than 150 grams capacity HC 147, 1980-81 25.2.81
Full-Line Forcing and Tie-In Sales: a report on the practice of requiring any person to whom goods or services are supplied to acquire other goods or services as a condition of that supply HC 212, 1980-81 19.3.81
S and W Berisford Limited and British Sugar Corporation Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 241, 1980-81 25.3.81
Discounts to Retailers: a report on the general effect on the public interest of the practice of charging some retailers lower prices than others or providing special benefits to some retailers where the difference cannot be attributed to savings in the supplier's costs HC 311, 1980-81 13.5.81
Central Electricity Generating Board: a report on the operation by the Board of its system for the generation and supply of electricity in bulk HC 315, 1980-81 20.5.81
Severn-Trent Water Authority, East Worcestershire Waterworks Company and The South Staffordshire Waterworks Company: a report on water services supplied by the Authority and the companies HC 399, 1980-81 9.6.81
British Rail Hovercraft Limited and Hoverlloyd Limited: a report on the proposed merger - HC 374, 1980-81 26.7.81
The Observer and George Outram and Company Limited: a report on the proposed transfer of The Observer, a newspaper of which Atlantic Richfield Company is a proprietor, to George Outram and Company Limited, a subsidiary of Scottish and Universal Investments Ltd whose parent company is Lonrho Limited HC 378, 1980-81 29.6.81
Roadside Advertising Services: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of roadside advertising services HC 365, 1980-81 1.7.81
The Berrow's Organisation Ltd and Reed International Ltd: A report on the proposed transfer of forty-five newspapers owned by The Berrow's Organisation Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of News International Ltd) to Reed International Ltd Cmnd 8337 1.8.81
Ready Mixed Concrete: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of ready mixed concrete Cmnd 8354 9.9.81
Enserch Corporation and Davy Corporation Limited: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8360 10.9.81
South Wales Argus (Holdings) Ltd and Express Newspapers Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of three newspapers owned by South Wales Argus (Holdings) Ltd to Express Newspapers Ltd Cmnd 8385 13.10.81
Concrete Roofing Tiles: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of concrete roofing tiles HC 12, 1981-82 18.11.81
European Ferries Limited and Sealink Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 65, 1981-82 8.12.81
Lonrho Limited and House of Fraser Limited: a report on the proposed merger HC 73, 1981-82 9.12.81
Trading Check Franchise and Financial Services: a report on the supply of trading check franchise and financial services in the United Kingdom HC 62, 1981-82 10.12.81
Bicycles: a report on the application by T I Raleigh Industries Ltd and T I Raleigh Ltd of certain criteria for determining whether to supply bicycles to retail outlets HC 67, 1981-82 16.12.81
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Standard Chartered Bank Limited and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Limited: a report on the proposed mergers Cmnd 8472 15.1.82
Car Parts: a report on the matter of the existence or the possible existence of a complex monopoly situation in relation to the wholesale supply of motor car parts in the United Kingdom HC 318, 1981-82 26.5.82
BTR Limited and Serck Limited: a report on the merger HC 392, 1981-82 10.6.82
Benham Newspapers Ltd, St Regis International Ltd and Reed International plc: a report on the proposed transfer of eight newspapers owned by Benham Newspapers Ltd and of eleven newspapers owned by St Regis International Ltd to Reed International plc HC 402, 1981-82 22.6.82
Bristol Omnibus Company Limited, Cheltenham District Traction Company, City of Cardiff District Council, Trent Motor Traction Company Limited and West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive: a report on stage carriage services supplied by the undertakings HC 442, 1981-82 28.7.82
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and Arthur Holden and Sons PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8660 15.9.82
Sheffield Newspapers Limited: a report on the application by Sheffield Newspapers Limited of certain conditions for the supply of newspapers to newsagents and for the granting of an annual discount to estate agents Cmnd 8664 7.10.82
Nabisco Brands Inc and Huntley and Palmer Foods PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8680 20.10.82
Contraceptive Sheaths: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of contraceptive sheaths 4.11.82
Anglian Water Authority and North Wales Water Authority: a report on the sewerage functions of the two Authorities Cmnd 8726 8.11.82
Charter Consolidated PLC and Anderson Strathclyde PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8771 21.12.82
The Great Universal Stores PLC and Empire Stores (Bradford) PLC: a report on the existing and proposed mergers - Cmnd 8777 6.1.83
Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd: a report on shipping services provided by the company Cmnd 8805 23.2.83
London Electricity Board: a report on the direction and management by the London Electricity Board of its business of retailing domestic electrical goods, spare parts and ancillary goods Cmnd 8812 3.3.83
The Sunlight Service Group PLC and Johnson Group Cleaners PLC and Initial PLC and Johnson Group Cleaners PLC: a report on the proposed mergers Cmnd 8868 5.5.83
Films: a report on the supply of films exhibitions in cinemas Cmnd 8858 11.5.83
Linfood Holdings PLC and Fitch Lovell PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 8874 12.5.83
National Coal Board: a report on the efficiency and costs in the development, production and supply of coal by the NCB (2 volumes) - Cmnd 8920 23.6.83
Holiday Caravan Sites in Northern Ireland: a report on the supply of pitches for holiday caravans (other than touring caravans) on licensed sites in Northern Ireland Cmnd 8966 13.7.83
The enterprises of Alan J Lewis and Illingworth, Morris PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9012 10.8.83
London Brick PLC and Ibstock Johnsen PLC: a report on the proposed merger - Cmnd 9015 17.8.83
Yorkshire Electricity Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Board Cmnd 9014 7.8.83
A Alfred Taubman and Sotheby Parke Bernet Group PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9046 14.9.83
Civil Aviation Authority: a report on the supplying by the Authority of navigation and air traffic control services to civil aircraft Cmnd 9068 9.10.83
Pleasurama PLC and Trident Television PLC and Grand Metropolitan PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9108 14.12.83
London Transport Executive: a report on the arrangements made by the Executive for the maintenance of buses and coaches Cmnd 9133 1.2.84
Hepworth Ceramic Holdings PLC and Steetley PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9164 22.2.84
South Wales Electricity Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Board Cmnd 9165 29.2.84
Trafalgar House PLC and The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9190 14.3.84
Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds PLC and A E PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9199 21.3.84
The Post Office Letter Post Service: a report on the letter post service of the Post Office in the Head Post Office areas of Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff and in the numbered London postal districts Cmnd 9332 12.9.84
Yorkshire Water Authority: a report on the water services provided by the Authority Cmnd 9392 5.12.84
The Dee Corporation PLC and Booker McConnell PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9429 23.1.85
The revenue collection systems of four area electricity boards: a report on the efficiency and costs of and the services provided by the East Midlands, South Eastern, North Eastern and South Western area electricity boards in relation to their systems for the collection of revenue from the supply of electricity Cmnd 9427 30.1.85
The British Electric Traction Company PLC and Initial PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9444 20.2.85
Ford Motor Company Limited: a report on the policy and practice of the Ford Motor Company Limited of not granting licences to manufacture or sell in the United Kingdom certain replacement body parts for Ford vehicles Cmnd 9437 28.2.85
Lonrho PLC and House of Fraser PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9458 7.3.85
Animal Waste: a report on the supply of animal waste in Great Britain Cmnd 9470 3.4.85
The Birmingham Post and Mail Holdings PLC and Yattendon Investment Trust Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of the newspapers of the Birmingham Post and Mail Holdings PLC to the ultimate control of the trustees of Lord Iliffe's 1969 Settlement - Cmnd 9516 15.5.85
British Railways Board: Property Activities: a report on the efficiency and costs of the British Railways Board in its property activities Cmnd 5932 5.6.85
United Newspapers PLC and Fleet Holdings PLC: a report on the proposed transfer of Fleet Holdings PLC to United Newspapers PLC Cmnd 9610 21.8.85
The British Broadcasting Corporation and Independent Television Publications Limited: a report on the policies and practices of the BBC and ITP Limited of limiting the publication by others of advance programme information and of not granting licences which would allow others to publish such information beyond certain specified periods Cmnd 9614 11.9.85
North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Board Cmnd 9628 2.10.85
Scottish and Newcastle Breweries PLC and Matthew Brown PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9645 12.11.85
British Airports Authority: a report on the efficiency and costs of, and the service provided by, the British Airports Authority in its commercial activities Cmnd 9644 10.12.85
Tampons: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of tampons - Cmnd 9705 15.1.86
British Telecommunications PLC and Mitel Corporation: a report on the proposed merger 27.1.86
Postal Franking Machines: a report on the supply, maintenance and repair of postal franking machines in the United Kingdom Cmnd 9747 7.3.86
Southern Water Authority, The Eastbourne Waterworks Company, Folkestone and District Water Company, The Mid Kent Water Company, Mid-Sussex Water Company, Portsmouth Water Company and West Kent Water Company: a report on water supply and distribution services of the Authority and the companies Cmnd 9765 16.4.86
BET Public Limited Company and SGB Group PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9795 16.5.86
White Salt: a report on the supply of white salt in the United Kingdom by producers of such salt Cmnd 9778 25.6.86
Greyhound Racing: a report on the supply in Great Britain of the services of managing greyhound tracks Cmnd 9834 30.7.86
The General Electric Company PLC and The Plessey Company PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9867 6.8.86
South of Scotland Electricity Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Board Cmnd 9868 20.8.86
Elders IXL Ltd and Allied-Lyons PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9892 3.9.86
Foreign Package Holidays: a report on the matter of the existence or the possible existence of a complex monopoly situation in relation to the supply in the United Kingdom of agency services by travel agents for tour operators in relation to the marketing and supply of foreign package holidays Cmnd 9879 10.9.86
Norton Opax PLC and McCorquodale PLC: a report on the proposed merger Cmnd 9904 24.9.86
The Post Office Procurement Activities: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Post Office in its procurement activities Cmnd 9912 23.10.86
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and European Ferries Group PLC: a report on the merger situation Cmnd 31 3.12.86
Steel Wire Fencing: a report on the supply of steel wire fencing in the United Kingdom Cm 79 25.2.87
Tate and Lyle PLC and Ferruzzi Finanziaria SpA and S and W Berisford PLC: a report on the existing and proposed merger Cm 89 25.2.87
Trusthouse Forte PLC and enterprises belonging to Hanson Trust PLC: a report on the merger situation Cm 96 4.3.87
Courier Press (Holdings) Ltd and EMAP PLC: a report on the proposed transfer of Courier Press (Holdings) Ltd to EMAP PLC Cm 120 16.4.87
British Waterways Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the Board in the maintenance of its waterways Cm 124 1.5.87
Central Electricity Generating Board: a report on the efficiency and costs of the CEGB in discharging its functions for the transmission of electricity Cm 157 25.6.87
Marine Radio Navigation Receivers: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of marine radio navigation receivers compatible with the Decca Navigation System Cm 171 22.7.87
British Railways Board: Network South East: a report on rail passenger services by the Board in the south-east of England Cm 204 30.9.87
Swedish Match AB and enterprises belonging to Allegheny International Inc: a report on the merger situation Cm 227 21.10.87
Co-operative Wholesale Society Limited and House of Fraser PLC: a report on the acquisition by the Co-operative Wholesale Society Limited of the Scottish funerals business of House of Fraser PLC Cm 229 21.10.87
British Airways Plc and British Caledonian Group plc: a report on the proposed merger Cm 247 11.11.87
MAI plc and London and Continental Advertising Holdings plc: a report on the merger Cm 258 25.11.87
Manchester Airport plc: a report on the economic regulation of the airport MMC 1 22.12.87
Specialised Advertising Services: a report on the matter of the existence of possible existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply in the United Kingdom of the services of accepting advertisements for publication in specialised magazines intended for campers, climbers and walkers Cm 280 13.1.88
Book Club Associates and Leisure Circle: a report on the merger situation Cm 277 22.1.88
Warner Communications Inc and enterprises belonging to Chappell and Co Inc: a report on the merger situation Cm 301 28.1.88
Pest Control Services: a report on the supply of pest control services in the United Kingdom - Cm 302 3.2.88
Welsh Water Authority: a report on the Authority's efficiency, cost and service Cm 366 18.5.88
Post Office Counter Services: a report on the efficiency and costs of, and the service provided by, the Post Office in the provision of counter services at Crown post offices Cm 398 23.6.88
MiTek Industries Inc and Gang-Nail Systems Inc: a report on the merger situation Cm 429 20.7.88
British Steel Corporation: a report on the efficiency and costs in discharging its functions of the British Steel Corporation Cm 437 27.7.88
Parrett and Neves Ltd and EMAP PLC: a report on the proposed transfer of nine newspapers and certain assets used in their publication owned by Parrett and Neves Ltd to EMAP PLC Cm 454 17.8.88
The Government of Kuwait and The British Petroleum Company plc: a report on the merger situation Cm 477 4.10.88
Gas: a report on the matter of the existence or possible existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply in Great Britain of gas through pipes to persons other than tariff customers Cm 500 19.10.88
Collective licensing: a report on certain practices in the collective licensing of public performance and broadcasting rights in sound recordings Cm 530 7.12.88
Thomson Travel Group and Horizon Travel Ltd: a report on the merger situation Cm 554 11.1.89
British Coal Corporation: a report on the investment programme of the British Coal Corporation Cm 550 25.1.89
Minorco and Consolidated Gold Fields plc: a report on the merger situation Cm 587 2.2.89
British Railways Board Provincial: a report on rail passengers services supplied by the Board in Great Britain for which the Board's Provincial business sector takes financial responsibility Cm 584 16.2.89
Chatline and Message Services: a report on the provision of Chatline and Message Services by means of the British Telecommunications public switched telephone network MMC No.238 21.2.89
T R Beckett Ltd and EMAP PLC: a report on the proposed transfer of shares in T R Beckett Ltd from the Eastbourne Health Authority to EMAP PLC Cm 623 22.2.89
Badgerline Holdings Ltd and Midland Red West Holdings Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Badgerline Holdings Limited of Midland Red West Holdings Limited Cm 595 8.3.89
Services of Medical Practitioners: a report on the supply of the services of registered medical practitioners in relation to restrictions on advertising Cm 582 16.3.89
Civil Engineering Consultancy Services: a report on the supply of civil engineering consultancy services in relation to restrictions on advertising Cm 564 16.3.89
Services of Professionally Regulated Osteopaths: a report on the supply of the services of professionally regulated osteopaths in relation to restrictions on advertising Cm 583 16.3.89
Elders IXL and Scottish and Newcastle Breweries PLC: a report on the merger situations Cm 654 21.3.89
The Supply of Beer: a report on the supply of beer for retail sale in the United Kingdom Cm 651 21.3.89
Strong and Fisher (Holdings) plc and Pittard Garnar plc: a report on the proposed merger Cm 663 11.4.89
Hillsdown Holdings plc and Pittard Garnar plc: a report on the proposed merger Cm 665 11.4.89
Labour practices in TV and film making: a report under section 79 of the Fair Trading Act 1973 Cm 666 13.4.89
Opium Derivatives: a report on the matter of the existence or possible existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply in the United Kingdom of opium derivatives Cm 630 20.4.89
The General Electric Company plc, Siemens AG and The Plessey Company plc: a report on the proposed mergers Cm 676 21.4.89
Artificial Lower Limbs: a report on the supply of artificial lower limbs in the United Kingdom - Cm 594 26.4.89
Century Newspapers Ltd and Thomson Regional Newspapers Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of two newspapers and related newspapers assets owned by Century Newspapers Ltd to Thomson Regional Newspapers Ltd - Cm 677 27.4.89
UniChem Limited: a report on UniChem's arrangements and proposed arrangements for the allotment of shares in its capital - Cm 691 17.5.89
Ulsterbus Limited and Citybus Limited: a report on bus services in Northern Ireland supplied by the undertakings - Cm 696 8.6.89
Credit Card Services: a report on the supply of credit card services in the United Kingdom - Cm 718 22.8.89
Grand Metropolitan plc and William Hill Organisation Limited: a report on the merger situation Cm 776 23.8.89
Glynwed International and J. B. and S. Lees Ltd: a report on the merger situation Cm 781 38.8.89
Black and Decker: a report on the course of conduct pursued by Black and Decker in relation to the supply of power tools and portable work-benches intended for domestic use Cm 805 11.10.89
Monsanto Company and Rhone-Poulenc SA: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 826 18.10.89
Coats Viyella Plc and Tootal Group plc: a report on the merger situation - Cm 833 26.10.89
Cross-Channel Car Ferries: a report on the existence or possible existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply in the United Kingdom of cross-Channel car ferry services and on a proposal to enter into agreements for the joint or co-ordinated supply of such services - Cm 903 20.12.89
Yale and Valor plc and Myson Group plc: a report on the proposed merger Cm 915 21.12.89
Blue Circle Industries plc and Myson Group plc: a report on the merger situation - Cm 916 21.12.89
Atlas Copco AB and Desoutter Brother (Holdings) plc: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 959 25.1.90
The Supply of Petrol: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of petrol by wholesale - Cm 972 14.2.90
Michelin Tyre PLC and National Tyre Service Ltd: a report on the supply in the merger situation - Cm 986 7.3.90
The British United Provident Association Ltd and HCA United Kingdom Ltd: a report on the merger situation - Report Summary and Full Text - Cm 996 21.3.90
British Steel plc and C Walker and Sons (Holdings) Ltd: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1028 4.4.90
Electrical Contracting at Exhibition Halls in London: a report on the supply in Greater London of electrical contracting services at large exhibition halls - Cm 995 12.4.90
General Utilities plc, The Colne Valley Water Company and Rickmansworth Water Company: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1029 27.4.90
Tiphook plc and Trailerent plc: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1060 2.5.90
Kingfisher plc and Dixons Group plc: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1079 23.5.90
The Supply of Cinema Advertising Services: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of cinema advertising services - Cm 1080 30.5.90
Mr David Sullivan and The Bristol Evening Post plc: a report on the proposed transfer of a controlling interest as defined in section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 Cm 1083 31.5.90
Southern Water plc and Mid Sussex Water Company: a report on the merger situation Cm 1126 4.7.90
General Utilities plc and The Mid Kent Water Company: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1125 4.7.90
Stagecoach (Holdings) Ltd and Portsmouth Citybus Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Stagecoach (Holdings) Ltd of Portsmouth Citytbus Ltd - Cm 1130 12.7.90
Highland Scottish Omnibuses Ltd: a report on the conduct of Highland Scottish Omnibuses Ltd in respect of its operation of local bus services in the Inverness area Cm 1129 12.7.90
Ransomes plc and Westwood Engineering Ltd and Laser Lawnmowers Ltd: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1128 13.7.90
Ransomes plc and Cushman Inc, Brouwer Equipment Inc and Brouwer Turf Equipment Ltd: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1132 13.7.90
BICC plc and Sterling Greengate Cable Company Ltd: a report on the merger situation - < Cm 1131 13.7.90
Civil Aviation Authority: a report of an inquiry into the supply of navigation and air traffic control services to civil aircraft - Cm 1122 18.7.90
British Airways plc and Sabena SA: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1155 25.7.90
South Yorkshire Transport Ltd acquisitions: a report on the merger situations - Cm 1166 1.8.90
William Cook PLC acquisitions: a report on the merger situations - Cm 1196 30.8.90
Plasterboard: a report on the supply of plasterboard in the United Kingdom - Cm 1224 2.10.90
Western Travel Ltd and G and G Coaches (Leamington) Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Western Travel Ltd of G and G Coaches (Leamington) Ltd - Cm 1226 4.10.90
Elders IXL Ltd and Grand Metropolitan PLC: a report on the merger situations - Cm 1227 16.10.90
Trelleborg AB and McKechnie Extruded Products: a report on the acquisition by Trelleborg AB of McKechnie Extruded Products Ltd - Cm 1384 19.12.90
Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited: a report on the provision of rail services in Northern Ireland - Cm 1379 19.12.90
Stagecoach (Holdings) Ltd and Formia Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Stagecoach (Holdings) Ltd of Formia Ltd - Cm 1382 20.12.90
Valhi Inc and Akzo NV: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1387 9.1.91
Kemira Oy and Imperial Chemical Industries PLC: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1406 23.1.91
Credit Lyonnais SA and Woodchester Investment plc: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1404 23.1.91
Caldaire Holdings Ltd and Bluebird Securities Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Caldaire Holdings Ltd of Bluebird Securities Ltd - Cm 1403 30.1.91
British Aerospace PLC and Thomson-CSF SA: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1416 30.1.91
Tate and Lyle PLC and British Sugar plc: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 1435 6.2.91
Sligos SA and Signet Ltd: a report on the proposed merger Cm 1450 26.2.91
Structural warranty services in relation to new homes: a report on the existence or possible existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply within the United Kingdom of structural warranty services in relation to new homes - Cm 1439 6.3.91
Soluble coffee: a report on the supply of soluble coffee for retail sale within the United Kingdom - Cm 1459 8.3.91
Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB/Swedish Match NV, and Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB/The Gillette Company: a report on the merger situations - Cm 1473 20.3.91
Razors and razor blades: a report on the supply in the United Kingdom of razors and razor blades for wetshaving use - Cm 1472 21.3.91
Amoco Corporation and Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine: a report on the acquisition by Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine of certain assets of the Amoco Corporation - Cm 1521 3.5.91
The Morgan Crucible Company plc and Manville Corporation: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1551 29.5.91
London Underground Limited: a report on passenger and other services supplied by the company - Cm 1555 5.6.91
BAA plc: a report on the economic regulation of the South-East airports companies (Heathrow Airport Ltd, Gatwick Airport Ltd and Stansted Airport Ltd) - < MMC 2 9.7.91
Prosper De Mulder Ltd and Croda International plc: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1611 1.8.91
The enterprises of Alan J Lewis and Jarmain and Son Ltd: a report on the acquisition of Jarmain and Son Ltd by enterprises carried on by or under the control of Mr Alan J Lewis - Cm 1612 13.8.91
Carbonated drinks: a report on the supply by manufacturers of carbonated drinks in the United Kingdom - Cm 1625 15.8.91
Indirect electrostatic photocopiers: a report on the supply by manufacturers and importers of indirect electrostatic photocopiers in the United Kingdom - Cm 1693 30.10.91
Avenir Havas Media SA and Brunton Curtis Outdoor Advertising Ltd: a report on the acquisition by Avenir Havas Media SA and Brunton Curtis Outdoor Advertising Ltd - Cm 1737 21.11.91
Southern Newspapers PLC and EMAP plc, Pearson plc, Reed International PLC and Trinity International Holdings Plc: a report on the proposed transfer of controlling interests as defined in section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 - Cm 1772 27.11.91
New motor cars: a report on the supply of new motor cars within the United Kingdom (2 volumes) - volume 1, Cm 1808 5.2.92
Motor car parts: a report on the wholesale supply of motor car parts within the United Kingdom - Cm 1818 5.2.92
Cross-Solent ferries: a report on the existence of a monopoly situation in relation to the supply of ferry services between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of England - Cm 1825 12.2.92
UniChem PLC/Macarthy PLC and Lloyds Chemists plc/Macarthy PLC: a report on the proposed mergers Cm 1845 26.2.92
The supply of matches and disposable lighters: a report on the supply of retail sale in the United Kingdom of matches and disposable lighters - Cm 1854 5.3.92
AAH Holdings plc nad Medicopharma NV: a report on the merger situation - Cm 1950 7.5.92
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority: a report on the service provided by the Authority - Cm 1947 13.5.92
Commonwealth Development Corporation: a report on the efficiency and costs of, and the service provided by, the Commonwealth Development Corporation - Cm 1983 24.6.92
Hillsdown Holdings PLC and enterprises belonging to Associated British Foods PLC: a report on the merger situation - Cm 2004 7.7.92
Manchester Airport PLC: a report on the economic regulation of Manchester Airport PLC - MMC 3 9.7.92
Trinity International Holdings plc and Scottish and Universal Newspapers Ltd: a report on the proposed transfer of controlling interests as define in section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 Cm 2013 10.7.92
Allied-Lyons PLC and Carlsberg A/S: a report on the proposed joint venture - Cm 2029 28.7.92
Television broadcasting services: a report on the publicising, in the course of supplying a television broadcasting service, of goods supplied by the broadcaster - Cm 2035 6.8.92
Sara Lee Corporation and Reckitt and Colman plc: a report on the acquisition by Sara Lee Corporation of part of the shoe care business of Reckitt and Colman plc - Cm 2040 13.8.92
Bond Helicopters Ltd and British International Helicopters Ltd: a report on the merger situation - Cm 2060 16.9.92
EMAP plc and United Newspapers plc: a report on the proposed transfers of controlling interests as defined in section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 and of the business of publishing and distributing three newspapers owned by EMAP plc to United Newspapers plc - Cm 2058 13.10.92
Scottish Milk Marketing Board and Co-operative Wholesale Society Limited: a report on the proposed acquisition by the Scottish Milk Marketing Board of Scottish milk business of Co-operative Wholesale Society Limited - Cm 2120 8.12.92
The Gillette Company and Parker Pen Holdings Limited: a report on the merger situation - Cm 2221 10.2.93
Channel 3 Networking Arrangements: a report on whether the arrangements satisfy the competition test contained in the Broadcasting Act 1990 ISBN 0-11-515330-6 6.4.93
Contact lens solutions: a report on the supply within the United Kingdom of contact lens solutions - Cm 2242 27.5.93
Southdown Motor Services Limited: a report on the conduct of Southdown Motor Services Limited in respect of its operation of local bus services on routes 262 and 242 in Bognor Regis Cm 2248 9.6.93
Gas: Volume 1 of reports under the Fair Trading Act 1973 on the supply within Great Britain of gas through pipes to tariff and non-tariff customers, and the supply witin Great Britain of the conveyance or storage of gas by public gas supplies - Cm 2314 17.8.93
British Gas plc: Volume 1 of reports under the Gas Act 1986 on the conveyance and storage of gas and the fixing of tariffs for the supply of gas by British Gas plc - Cm 2315 17.8.93
The supply of bus services in Mid and West Kent. Cm 2309 18.8.93
Gas and British Gas plc: Volume 2 of reports under the Gas and Fair Trading Acts - Cm 2316 6.9.93
Gas and British Gas plc: Volume 3 of reports under the Gas and Fair Trading Acts. Cm 2315 17.8.93
Animal waste: a report on the supply of animal waste in England and Wales and in Scotland - Cm 2340 30.9.93
Argus Press Ltd and Trinity International Holdings Plc: a report on the proposed transfers. Cm 2373 26.10.93
Trinity International Holdings Plc and Joseph Woodhead and Sons Limited: a report on the proposed transfers of controlling interests as defined by section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 Cm 2374 26.10.93
Fine fragrances: a report on the supply in the UK for retail sale of fine fragrances - Cm 2380 11.11.93
Exhaust gas analysers: a report on the supply in the UK of the service or calibrating and servicing gas analysing equipment. Cm 2386 17.11.93
Stagecoach Holdings plc and Lancaster City Transport Limited: a report on the merger situation between Stagecoach Holdings plc and Lancaster City Transport Limited. Cm 2423 1.12.93
The supply of national newspapers: a report on the supply of national newspapers in England and Wales Cm 2422 9.12.93
The Guardian and Manchester Evening News plc and Thames Valley Newspapers: a report on the proposed transfers of newspapers. Cm 2438 22.12.93
British Waterways Board: A report on the service provided by the Board - Cm 2431 7.1.94
Private medical services: A report on agreements and practices relating to charges for the supply of private medical services by NHS consultants - Cm 2452 11.2.94
National Express Group PLC and Saltire Holdings Ltd: A report on the merger situation - Cm 2468 17.2.94
Alcatel Cable SA and STC Limited: A report on the proposed acquisition by Alcatel Cable SA of STC Limited - Cm 2477 24.2.94
Ice Cream: A report on the supply in the UK of ice cream for immediate consumption - Cm 2524 29.3.94
Contraceptive sheaths: a report on the supply in the UK of contraceptive sheaths - Cm 2529 30.3.94
The supply of residential mortgage valuations: A report on the supply in the UK of residential mortgage valuations - Cm 2542 28.4.94
Historical on-line database services: A report on the supply in the UK of services which provide access to databases containing archival business and financial information - Cm 2554 12.5.94
Johnston Press plc and Halifax Courier Holdings Limited: A report on the proposed transfer of controlling interests as defined in section 57(4) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 - Cm 2596 17.6.94
The supply of recorded music: A report on the supply in the UK of pre-recorded compact disc, vinly discs and tapes containing music - Cm 2599 23.6.94
Films: a report on the supply of films for exhibition in cinemas in the UK - Cm2673 6.10.94
Daily Mail and General Trust PLC and T Bailey Forman Limited: A report on the proposed transfer of seven local newspapers published in Nottingham - Cm 2693 31.10.94
Video Games: a report on the supply of video games in the UK - Cm 2781 9.3.95
Stagecoach Holdings plc and Mainline Partnership Limited: A report on the merger situation between Stagecoach Holdings plc and Mainline Partnership Limited - Cm 2782 9.3.95
Thomas Cook Group Limited and Interpayment Services Limited: A report on the acquisition by the Thomas Cook Group Limited of the travellers cheque issuing business of Barclays Bank plc - Cm 2789 23.3.95
S B Holdings Limited and Kelvin Central Buses Limited: A report on the merger situation Cm 2829 27.4.95
Stagecoach Holdings plc and S B Holdings Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 2845 27.4.95
British Aerospace Public Limited Company and VSEL plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 2851 23.5.95
The General Electricity Company plc and VSEL plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 2852 23.5.95
Service Corporation International and Plantsbrook Group plc: A report on the merger situation - Cm 2880 25.5.95
Scottish Hydro-Electric plc: A report on a reference under section 12 of the Electricity Act 1989 - ISBN-0-11-701932-1 15.6.95
Lyonnaise des Eaux SA and Northumbrian Water Group PLC: A report on the merger situation - Cm 2936 28.7.95
Portsmouth Water plc: A report on the determination of adjustment factors and infrastructure charges for Portsmouth water plc - ISBN 0-11-7019446-1 15.6.95
South West Water Services Ltd: A report on determination of adjustment factors and infrastructure charges for South West Water Services Ltd - 0-11-701945-3 28.7.95
The supply of bus services in the north-east of England - Cm 2933 3.8.95
Stagecoach Holdings plc/Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3032 3.11.95
Trinity International Holdings plc/Thomson Regional Newspapers Limited: A report on the proposed transfer to Trinity International Holdings plc of certain newspapers of Thomson Regional Newspapers Limited Cm 3033 10.11.95
Telephone number portability: A report on a reference under section 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 - ISBN 0-11-515451-5 14.12.95
Nutricia Holdings Ltd and Valio International UK Ltd: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3064 21.12.95
Belfast International Airport Limited and Belfast City Airport Limited: A report on the merger in contemplation - Cm 3068 9.1.96
Stagecoach Holdings plc and Chesterfield Transport (1989) Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3086 18.1.96
Performing rights: A report on the supply in the UK of the services of administering performing rights and film synchronisation rights - Cm 3147 1.2.96
The Go-Ahead Group plc and OK Motor Services Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3150 2.2.96
Tambrands Ltd: A report on the granting of discounts by Tambrands Ltd on condition that the whole or part of the Tambrands range of tampons is stocked - Cm 3168 22.2.96
Northcliffe Newspapers Group Limited and Aberdeen Journals Limited: A report on the proposed transfer to Northcliffe Newspapers Group Limited of the newspapers of Aberdeen Journals Limited - Cm 3174 27.2.96
British Bus Plc and Arrowline (Travel) Ltd: A report on the merger - Cm 2383 8.3.96
Classified directory advertising services - Cm 3171 21.3.96
National Power PLC and Southern Electric plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3230 25.4.96
PowerGen Plc and Midlands Electricity plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3231 25.4.96
BAA plc: A report on the economic regulation of the London airports companies (Heathrow Airport Ltd, Gatwick Airport Ltd and Stansted Airport Ltd) - MMC4 16.7.96
UniChem PLC/Lloyds Chemists plc and GEHE AG/Lloyds Chemists plc: A report on the proposed mergers - Cm 3344 19.7.96
NV Verenigde Bedrijven Nutricia and enterprises belonging to Milupa AG: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3356 9.8.96
Severn Trent PLC and South West Water PLC: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3429 25.10.96
Wessex Water PLC and South West Water PLC: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3430 25.10.96
Newsquest Media Group Limited and Westminster Press Limited: A report on the proposed transfer to Newsquest Media Group Limited of the newspapers of Westminster Press Limited - Cm 3485 28.11.96
National Express Group plc and Midland Main Line Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3495 20.12.96
Robert Wiseman Dairies plc and Scottish Pride Holdings plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3504 24.12.96
Mid Kent Holdings plc and General Utilities PLC and SAUR Water Services plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3514 21.1.97
FirstBus plc and S B Holdings Limited: A report on the merger situation Cm 3531 24.1.97
Cowie Group plc and British Bus Group Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3578 18.3.97
Northern Ireland Electricity plc: A report on a reference under Article 15 of the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 - ISBN 0337112436 25.4.97
Klaus J Jacobs Holding AG and Societe Centrale d'Investissements et Associs: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3663 13.6.97
BG Plc: A report under the Gas Act 1986 on the restrictions of prices for gas transportation and storage services - ISBN 0115154361 18.6.97
Bass PLC, Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg-Tetley PLC: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3662 27.6.97
Technicolor Limited and Metrocolor London Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3720 24.7.97
Domestic electrical goods I: A report on the supply in the UK of televisions, video cassette recorders, hi-fi systems and camcorders (two volumes) - Cm 3675 30.7.97
Domestic electrical goods II: A report on the supply in the UK of washing machines, tumble driers, dishwashers and cold food storage equipment (two volumes) Cm 3676 30.7.97
London Clubs International plc and Capital Corporation PLC: A report on the merger situation - <a href="404london.htm#summary">Report Summary</a> and <a href="404london.htm#full">Full Text</a> Cm 3721 05.8.97
Manchester Airport plc: A report on the economic regulation of Manchester Airport plc - MMC5 19.8.97
Solicitors' estate agency services in Scotland: A report on the supply of residential estate agency services in Scotland - Cm 3699 29.8.97
Mirror Group plc and Midland Independent Newspapers plc: A report on the proposed transfer to Mirror Group plc of the newspapers of Midland Independent Newspapers plc - Cm 3762 21.10.97
The Littlewoods Organisation plc and Freemans plc (a subsidiary of Sears plc): A report on the proposed merger   - Cm 3761 18.11.97
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and Stena Line AB: a report on the proposed merger - Cm 3664 19.11.97
National Express Group plc and ScotRail Railways Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3773 16.12.97
National Express Group plc and Central Trains Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 3774 16.12.97
Foreign package holidays: A report on the supply in the UK of tour operators' services and travel agents' services in relation to foreign package holidays - Cm 3813 19.12.97
Pacificorp and the Energy Group plc: A report on the proposed acquisition - Cm 3816 19.12.97
Capital Radio plc and Virgin Radio Holdings Limited: A report on the proposed acquisition - Cm 3817 13.01.98
Fresenius AG and Caremark Limited: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 3925 30.04.98
Johnston Press plc and Home Counties Newspapers Holdings plc: A report on the proposed transfer to Johnston Press plc of the newspapers of Home Counties Newspapers Holdings plc - Cm 3962 10.06.98
Birds Eye Wall's Ltd: A report on courses of conduct pursued by Birds Eye Wall's Ltd in connection with the supply of wrapped ice cream - Cm 3971 29.07.98
Ladbroke Group PLC and the Coral betting business: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4030 24.09.98
Tomkins plc and Kerry Group plc: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4031 25.09.98
ARRIVA plc and Lutonian Buses Ltd: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4074 18.11.98
Cellnet and Vodafone: Reports on references under section 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 on the charges made by Cellnet and Vodafone for terminating calls from fixed-line networks - 011 5154590 21.01.99
British Telecommunications plc: A report on a reference under section 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 on the charges made by British Telecommunications plc for calls from its subscribers to phones connected to networks of Cellnet and Vodafone - 0 11 515450 4 21.01.99
Cendant Corporation and RAC Holdings Limited: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4196 4.02.99
Underwriting services for share offers: A report on the Supply in the UK of underwriting services for share offers - Cm 4168 24.02.99
IMS Health Inc and Pharmaceutical Marketing Services Inc: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4261 25.02.99
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and Manchester United PLC: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 4305 09.04.99
Rockwool Ltd and Owens-Corning Building Products (UK) Ltd: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 4330 07.05.99
Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers plc and Johnston Press PLC/Newsquest (Investments) Limited/News Communications and Media plc: A report on the proposed transfers of the newspapers of Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers plc to Johnston Press PLC, Newsquest (Investments) Limited and News Communication and Media plc - Cm 4358 16.06.99
Supply of Raw Milk: A report on the supply in Great Britain of raw cows' milk - Cm 4286 06.07.99
British Airways Plc and CityFlyer Express Limited: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 4346 20.07.99
Trinity plc/Mirror Group plc and Regional Independent Media Holdings Limited/Mirror Group plc: A report on the proposed merger situations - Cm 4393 23.07.99
NTL Communications Corp and Newcastle United PLC: A report on the merger situation - 27.07.99
Universal Foods Corporation and Pointings Holdings Ltd: A Report on the Merger Situation - Cm 4544 21.12.99
Alanod Aluminium-Veredlung GmbH and Co and Metalloxyd Ano-Coil Ltd: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 4545 19/01/00
CHC Helicopter Corporation and Helicopter Services Group ASA: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4556 19/01/00
The supply of impulse ice cream: A report on the supply in the UK of ice cream purchased for immediate consumption - Cm 4510 28/01/00
NTL Incorporated and Cable and Wireless Communications plc: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4666 22/03/00
News Communications and Media plc and Newsquest (Investments) Limited/Johnston Press plc/Trinity Mirror plc: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 4680 04/04/00
New Cars: A report on the supply of new motor cars within the UK - Cm 4660 10/04/00
Vivendi SA and British Sky Broadcasting Group plc: A report on the merger situation - Cm 4691 18/04/00
United News and Media PLC/Carlton Communications PLC/Granada Group: A report on the three proposed mergers - Cm 4781 14/07/00
Independent News and Media PLC and Trinity Mirror plc: A report on the proposed newspaper merger - Cm 4770 17/07/00
Air Canada and Canadian Airlines Corporation: A report on the merger situations - Cm 4838 31/08/00
Mid Kent Water plc: A report on the references under sections 12 and 14 of the Water Industry Act 1991 - ISBN 0-11-702527-5 13/09/00
Sutton and East Surrey Water plc: A report on the references under sections 12 and 14 of the Water Industry Act 1991 - ISBN 0-11-702526-7 13/09/00
Supermarkets: A report on the supply of groceries from multiple stores in the United Kingdom - Cm 4842 10/10/00
Regional Independent Newspaper Holdings Limited and Gannett UK Limited/Johnston Press plc/Guardian Media Group plc : A report on the proposed transfers - Cm 4887 01/11/00
Sylvan International Ltd and Locker Group plc : A report on the merger situation - Cm 4883 02/11/00
British United Provident Association Limited and Community Hospitals Group plc: A report on the proposed merger; and British United Provident Association Limited, Salomon International LLC and Community Hospitals Group plc; and Salomon International LLC and Community Hospitals Group plc: A report on the existing mergers - Cm 5003 07/12/00
Scottish Milk: A report on the supply of fresh processed milk to middle-ground retailers in Scotland Cm 5002 22/12/00
Nutreco Holding NV and Hydro Seafood GSP Ltd: A report on the proposed merger - Cm 5004 22/12/00

Further reports, up to and including those produced in 2010, are also available via the National Archives website referenced at the head of the page.


History of the Competition Commission and its predecessors

The Monopolies and Mergers Commission was a statutory body set up to inquire into and to report on questions relating to specific mergers, monopolies, anti-competitive practice, the performance of public sector bodies, and the regulation of certain privatised industries.

1949 The Monopolies Commission was originally appointed on 1 January 1949 in response to the recommendations of several committees on particular cases of restrictive commercial activity. It was established under the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act 1948 as the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission. Its members were appointed by the president of the Board of Trade.

1956 The Commission was reconstituted as the Monopolies Commission on 31 October 1956 by the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1955, which also set up a Restrictive Practices Court and a registrar of restrictive trading agreements, whose office was established at the Board of Trade in August 1956.

1965 The Commission was again reconstituted, and its powers extended, by the Monopolies and Mergers Act 1965.

When required by the board it inquired into and reported on the existence of monopoly conditions in the supply and export of specified goods and services, and on mergers or proposed mergers of specified enterprises, and on their effect on the public interest. Practices covered by the Restrictive Practices Court were excluded from its scope. In 1969 oversight of the commission passed to the Department of Employment and Productivity and in 1970 to the Department of Trade and Industry.

1973 Under the Fair Trading Act 1973 the Commission became, from 1 November 1973, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, with wider powers to deal with references either from the Office of Fair Trading or from the Department of Trade and Industry.

From 1974 ministerial responsibility passed successively to the Secretary of States for Prices and Consumer Protection, Trade, and Trade and Industry.

1999 the Monopolies and Mergers Commission was succeeded by the Competition Commission, an independent public body established by the Competition Act 1998. It replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on 1 April 1999. The Commission conducts in-depth inquiries into mergers, markets and the regulation of the major regulated industries.

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Sources of Information

  • National Archives [2]