§ Lord Clement-Jones
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect to receive the Office of Fair Trading's report on whether to make referral to the Competition Commission to investigate complaints of anti-competitive practices in the private healthcare insurance sector. [HL3296]
§ The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Simon of Highbury)
The decision to undertake an investigation into practices in the private medical insurance and healthcare market was taken independently by the Director General of Fair Trading (DGFT). It is a matter for him to decide whether to make a referral to the Competition Commission.