Bunhill: Report from the Monopolies Commission

THE report from the Monopolies Commission into the luxury fragrances industry landed on Neil Hamilton's desk at the DTI last week. The industry was investigated after Superdrug complained that the 'cosy club' of parfumiers was unfairly refusing to supply it.

Among the evidence was the report of an employee of Givenchy who visited a Superdrug shop in Epsom, Surrey, and judged it not swanky enough to stock Givenchy products. I trust the MMC wasn't swayed by the unfortunate name of this inspector - Nigel Cartell.