§ 25. Mr. Costain
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the Monopolies Commission report on cross-Channel ferry services to be published.
§ Mr. Costain
Is my. hon. Friend satisfied with "later this year"? Does he realise that the high-season fares are now coming in, with a second increase in fares since November? Cannot he do anything to speed up this matter?
§ Mr. Emery
The reference was made on 4th September last year. One of the aspects of the Monopolies Commission's reports is their thoroughness in the way in which the commission examines the situation as completely as anyone could expect. It is the completeness of the reports which has gone a very long way to having them accepted for their fairness.