§ 89. Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the request by the heavy electrical plant manufacturers to him not to publish parts of the Monopolies Commission's Report on that industry ; and to what extent he estimates that their sales to the Central Electricity Authority have been used to subsidise their export business.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
My right hon. Friend is considering the requests which he has received from various quarters that if certain matters are dealt with in the Report they should be excised before publication. As regards the second part of the Question, I would ask my hon. Friend to await publication of the Report and not to draw any inference about its contents from statements reported in the Press.