HC Deb 04 June 1981 vol 5 c379W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will announce his programme for consultations with all sectors of the British gas industry, including consumers, prior to making any decisions on the findings of the report of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission published on 29 July 1980 under the title "Domestic Gas Appliances".

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

The Government have already consulted a wide range of organisations representing consumers, appliance manufacturers and retailers, the gas industry and its employees about the report. We shall take full account of the results of these consultations in making our decision.

Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects to announce the Government's policy following the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's report on the gas industry.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

A statement will be made as soon as possible.

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