HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 cc401-2
40. Mr. Jay

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what action Her Majesty's Government proposes to take following the report of the Monopolies Commission on the Supply of Electrical Equipment for Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles.

Mr. D. Price

Of the Commission's four recommendations, one has already been implemented. Two are covered by the Government's general proposals about which my right hon. Friend made a statement yesterday. He is still considering the fourth.

Mr. Jay

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the Board of Trade has had this Report in its hands for about nine months? Is he now telling us that he is still unable to tell us what action is to be taken? Can he say what is to be done about this Report or at least say on what date we shall be told when the decision will be made?

Mr. Price

As I explained in my Answer, there were four main recommendations in the Report; one has already been implemented, two others are covered by the general statement made by my right hon. Friend yesterday and the fourth is being considered by my right hon. Friend, who will doubtless have something to say to the House in due course.