§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to receive the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on British Gas; when he intends to make a response; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission is due to make its reports on gas to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board and to the Director General of Gas Supply by 30 July. I shall wait to see the reports before coming to a view on the timetable for any response.