§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on ending trade restraints built into car dealership franchises.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
In May 1992, my right hon. Friend invited the Director General of Fair Trading to negotiate with the car suppliers with a view to obtaining undertakings to implement the recommendations contained in the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's report on the supply of new motor cars in the United Kingdom. The Director General has concluded that satisfactory undertaking on all of the Commission's recommendations could not be obtained from all the suppliers. My right hon. Friend is currently considering options for taking further action on this report.