HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 c1136
16. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Power if he will seek statutory power to control the level of prices in the fuel industries, as recommended by the Select Committee on nationalised industries.

Mr. Mason

I would ask the hon. Member to await the Government's reply to the Select Committee's Report.

Mr. Ridley

Is the Minister aware that it is already eight months since that Report was published? If he is not to take power to control prices of fuel industries, will he give up trying to do so?

Mr. Mason

The Select Committee Report was a substantial document, and a considered reply is being prepared. I hope that the point raised by the hon. Member will be considered in the reply.