HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c207W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress made with his inquiry into UK car prices. [86496]

Dr. Howells

The Director General of Fair Trading referred the market for new cars to the Competition Commission on 17 March this year. The conduct of the inquiry is entirely a matter for the Commission. The Commission is due to report on 16 December; the Government await its conclusions with interest.