§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the bodies, interests or individuals who were invited to comment, and the bodies, interests or individuals who submitted comments during the course of the departmental review between May 1979 and December 1981 that preceded the publication of "A Consultative Document: Consumers' Interests and the Nationalised Industries".
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
It would not be practicable or appropriate to identify all the individuals who commented informally to us on the NICC arrangements before the consultative document was published. Over 5,000 copies of the latter have been circulated, so all concerned will have the opportunity to express considered views before final decisions are taken.