Legal ban on leaks

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Legal ban on leaks

The Department of Trade and Industry won a High Court injunction to block further publication in The Economist of details from a leaked report which recommended that National Power's pounds 2.8bn bid for Southern Electric and Powergen's pounds 1.95bn bid for Midland Electric be allowed. Judge Longmore said that information already in the public domain could be repeated but no new information was to be disclosed.

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