§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will adopt the first option of the Le Quesme report, House of Commons Paper 703, by inviting the British Gas Corporation to discontinue retailing functions, having transferred this activity to the private sector pursuant to paragraphs 13.87 and 13.88 of the report.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The Government are still considering the report and the responses to it of the various interested parties. No decisions have yet been taken although we intend to move towards these as soon as possible.