HC Deb 20 February 1962 vol 654 cc191-2
22. Mr. Darling

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will introduce legislation to amend the Restrictive Trade Practices Act to provide for the registration of information agreements.

Mr. Erroll

The subject of information agreements is being covered by the general review of monopolies and restrictive practices legislation which I have put in hand.

Mr. Darling

When may we expect some results from this review being put in hand? Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that his Department is now cluttered up with advisory committees which never seem to report?

Mr. Erroll

The advisory committees are getting on very well with their work. I made it plain that this review would take time because of the complexity and intricacy of the subject, and I said that I thought that it was unlikely that the review would be completed before the end of this year.