§ 21. Mr. Alison
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will refer the initial connection charges imposed by Electricity boards to the Monopolies Commission.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Douglas Jay)
No. The monopolies legislation excludes from consideration monopoly conditions which have express statutory authority.
§ Mr. Alison
Then what does the President of the Board of Trade propose to do about the substantial extra charge imposed upon house buyers as the result of the monopoly position enjoyed by the C.E.G.B.?