§ Mr. Willey
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking 47W to expedite the work of the Monopolies Commission.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
As the hon. Members know, a Bill to amend the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948, has been introduced and was read a First time48W yesterday. The text is now available in the Vote Office. The new Bill will enable the Commission to deal at any one time with a larger number of references than at present, since the size of the Commission will be increased and their functions will be exercisable by separate groups.