§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (1) if he accepts all the recommendations on consumers and the nationalised industries contained in the report by the National Consumer Council; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he agrees with the recommendation of the NCC that the Airline Users' Committee should be separate from the Civil Aviation Authority;
(3) if he agrees with the recommendation of the NCC that regional and district consumers councils of the nationalised industry should be abolished.
§ Mr. John Fraser
As my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection told the House on 3rd August—[Vol. 916, c.692–3]—the Government are studying the recommendations of the National Consumer Council's report "Consumers and the nationalised industries" in the light of their general examination of the 13W problems of nationalised industries. Consultations with those most closely affected are continuing and I am not yet in a position to make a statement about the report's recommendations.