§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in the light of his recent decision to issue a section 14 notice under the Local Government Act 1988 to Hillingdon council, he will issue further guidelines for local authorities on anti-competitive behaviour within the terms of section 7(7) of the Act.
§ Mr. Portillo
It is the intention of my right hon. Friend to issue a circular on this subject in the near future. A draft of this guidance was circulated in April of this year.