Kim Howells announced on 8th February that he
intended to refer the proposed acquisition of Tarmac plc by Anglo
American plc to the Competition Commission unless suitable
undertakings in relation to the supply of aggregates, asphalt,
ready mixed concrete and mortar were obtained from Anglo American.
His decision is in accordance with the advice of the DGFT.
A draft text of the undertakings has been
(DTI Press Release P/00/85)