HC Deb 15 March 1960 vol 619 c1099
17. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects the sellers agreement between the British Sulphate of Ammonia Federation, Limited, and its members to be brought before the Restrictive Practices Court.

Mr. J. Rodgers

I understand that the Registrar is not yet in a position to say when this case will be heard by the Restrictive Practices Court.

Mr. Willey

Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that this is very urgent, in view of the Monopolies Commission's Report itself, and also the discrepancy between the world price and our domestic price? Can he not take steps to expedite the consideration of this matter?

Mr. Rodgers

I agree about the urgency, but it is for the Registrar to decide the order in which proceedings shall be started. I do not think there are any steps we can now take.