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  1. Report on pit closures rejected by NUM (1983)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on the rejection by the NUM of a Monopolies and Mergers Commission report which calls for the closure of Britain’s uneconomic coalfields. With comment from Arthur Scargill, NUM President. Male...

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  2. Coal industry prospects (1983)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with NCB Chairman Norman Siddall on whether the coal industry can become cost-effective following the recommendations of a Monopolies and Mergers Commission report calling for the closure of...

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  3. Report recommends pit closures (1983)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with NUM President Arthur Scargill responding to NCB Chairman Norman Siddall’s remarks on the future of the coal mining industry following a Monopolies and Mergers Commission report...

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  4. Lord Young on GEC-Siemens takeover bid for Plessey (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Trade and Industry Secretary, Lord Young (David Young) confirms that the joint takeover bid by GEC and Siemens for the Plessey company, which supplies electronics to the Ministry of Defence, will be referred...

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  5. Leon Brittan on GEC-Siemens takeover bid for Plessey (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    John Fraser interviews European Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan, who has ordered an inquiry under common market law into the proposed takeover of Plessey by GEC and Siemens. The commissioner argues that the...

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  6. Edward du Cann on House of Fraser takeover battle (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Danny Bowers interviews Edward du Cann, Lonrho, about the Monopolies and Mergers Commission’s report on the controversial takeover of the House of Fraser stores group by the Egyptian Al Fayed brothers. The...

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  7. House of Fraser takeover (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Michael Cole, spokesman for the Al Fayed brothers, following a press conference chaired by Lonrho chairman, Edward du Cann, about the Monopolies and Mergers Commission’s report on the...

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  8. Young on pub sell-off plans (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Trade Secretary, Lord Young (David Young), about proposed Government measures to curtail the monopoly of Britain’s top six brewing giants with the promise of cheaper beer in pubs. Lord Young...

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  9. Satellite TV networks merger (1990)

    Genre
    Interview

    The Government is being urged to stop the merger of the country’s two satellite TV networks, Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting. Labour’s broadcasting spokesman...

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  10. MMC ruling on CD prices (1994)

    Genre
    Interview

    Mark Phillips interviews the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) chairman, Graeme Odgers, following a year-long investigation of the CD industry. The MMC has ruled although there is a monopoly created by...

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