HC Deb 04 November 1999 vol 337 cc283-4W
Mr. Alan Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has to review the carriage charges for newspapers and magazines. [96871]

Dr. Howells

Terms and conditions are usually a matter for commercial negotiation between the parties concerned.

The Director General of Fair Trading is responsible for monitoring markets and considering allegations of anti-competitive practices. If anybody has evidence of anti-competitive behaviour concerning carriage charges, they should contact the Director-General.