HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c151W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what criteria will be used to judge the effectiveness of the Gas Regulator in promoting competition. [30073]

Mr. Eggar

The proposed new section 39(2A) of the Gas Act provides that the Director General must report annually to Parliament on the extent of effective competition and on developments in respect of that competition. That will enable Parliament and the public to make appropriate judgments on the effectiveness of the director's work.