HC Deb 18 April 2000 vol 348 c436W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to include the recommendations of the Stewart report in the contract requirements for the new mobile phone network contracts. [119689]

Ms Hewitt

The Government regulate mobile phone networks via licences granted under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 and the Telecommunications Act 1984.

The Report of the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones chaired by Sir William Stewart is expected to be published in May. It would not be appropriate for the Government to comment on it until that time.