HC Deb 09 July 1968 vol 768 c191
19. Mr. Michael Shaw

asked the Minister of Power if he will give details of the committees set up by him representing both the British Steel Corporation and the private sector with a view to ensuring fair competition, particularly on the question of pricing policy.

Mr. Mason

The Iron and Steel Advisory Committee, on which both the public and private sectors are represented, provides a forum for discussion of common problems.

Mr. Shaw

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the private sector's interests are fully safeguarded in this matter?

Mr. Mason

The Corporation is Statute-bound to publish its prices, its customers have a right to complain to the Iron and Steel Consumers' Council, private competitors can complain to me about what they regard to be unfair practices and there is the Committee to which I referred in my Answer. What more does the hon. Gentleman want?