§ Mr. Conway
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he intends to implement the recommendations of the 1987 Monopolies and Mergers Commission inquiry 137W into the activities of the British Waterways Board; and if he will ask the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to institute a further inquiry.
§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects the further external review of the British Waterways Board as recommended in paragraph 2.35 of the 1987 Monopolies and Mergers Commission inquiry into the British Waterways Board to commence.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
In response to a question from Lord Brougham and Vaux on 24 July 1990, Lord Strathclyde welcomed the British Waterways Board's third and final response to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's 1987 report. The board accepted almost all the commission's recommendations.
At paragraph 2.35 of its 1987 report, the commission recommended that a further external review of BWB's progress in improving its efficiency should be undertaken in five years' time. There is no immediate plan to invite the commission to undertake such a review.