§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when competition will be introduced to the supply of telephone services in Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Competition has existed in the supply of telecommunications services in Northern Ireland for some years, in the form of Mercury and mobile cellular services. Further competition will be introduced by the issue of a local delivery operator licence for cable. Applications for the Northern Ireland LDO franchise are currently under consideration and a franchise will be awarded in due course.
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