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House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 27 June (WA 65), what assessment they have made of whether the proposed takeover by Eurotunnel of the French ferry company SeaFrance raises any potential competition issues.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

It is a matter for the competition authorities (either the European Commission (DG Competition) or the Office of Fair Trading) to determine whether a takeover raises competition issues, not the Department for Transport.

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