HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c240W
47. Mr. Kenneth Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry by what time he considers that the revised Monopolies Commission will be able to undertake its simpler and shorter inquiries.

Mr. Ridley

The Commission is already equipped to handle limited references made under the existing legislation, and we shall shortly be further strengthening its membership and staff. In formulating proposals for new legislation on monopolies, we shall review the powers to make limited references and the duties of the Commission in dealing with them.