PARIS May 21 French cement group Lafarge
rejected criticism of the level of competition among
peers in the UK by the local watchdog on Tuesday, saying there
was already "effective competition in the sector".
The UK Competition Commission said it was considering
measures such as requiring one or more of the top three
producers to dispose of some plants or reduce their cement
production capacity to boost competition.
"We strongly disagree with the Commission's provisional
findings and proposed remedies and will be making strong
representations to the Commission during the next phase of the
process," a Lafarge spokeswoman said.
She added that Lafarge would continue to assist the