§ Mr. Newton
The communications steering group, sometimes referred to as the Macdonald committee, was established in the spring of 1987 to advise DTI Ministers on prospective developments of the electronic communications infrastructure of the United Kingdom.
My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry received the group's report in the summer 1988 and it was published on 15 December 1988 as a contribution to the discussion about the United Kingdom's future communications infrastructure needs. We are grateful to the members of the group for their work.