asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection when she plans to arrange for the National Consumers Council to review consumer representation in nationalised industries.
My right hon. Friend will be making a reference on this subject to the council as soon as its members have been appointed and it is in a position to begin its work.
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what consultative committees exist within her Department's responsibilities; and what work is being covered by each committee.
I assume that the Question refers to the nationalised industry consumer councils. Of these, my Department is responsible for the following bodies, which work to safeguard the interests of, and to take up representations from, consumers of the goods and services supplied by the industries listed opposite them:
Transport consultative committee—British Railways Board, British Transport Docks Board, British Waterways Board, National Freight Corporation, Scottish Transport Group.
Post Office users' councils—Post Office.
Domestic Coal Consumers' Council—National Coal Board.
Gas consumers' councils—British Gas Corporation.
Electricity consultative councils in England and Wales—Electricity Council and area boards.