HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 cc458-9W
119. Mr. Ian Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Government have to allow more suppliers into the telecommunications market.

Mr. Forth

The major liberalisation which the Government have already introduced in United Kingdom telecommunications, including the recent announcement of licences for three personal communications networks, has allowed many new suppliers to flourish. I have no further significant plans at present, pending the Government's review, starting in November this year, of the BT/Mercury duopoly in the provision of fixed link services.

Forward to