Bertram probe to include library supply

<p>The Competition Commission will look into the wholesale supply of books to libraries as part of its investigation into the acquisition of Bertrams by Entertainment UK. The Office of Fair Trading referred the completed acquisition to the CC this week, citing fears over the supply of books to independent booksellers.</p><p>The CC has called for written evidence to be submitted by 25th April. The inquiry will be chaired by Diana Guy, who also chaired the inquiry into HMV&#39;s acquisition of Ottakar&#39;s last year. The CC is expected to report by 14th September 2007.<br /> <br /> The CC sa...

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