While thanking my hon. Friend for his usual candour, may I ask him whether he is aware that this delay is becoming a little niggling? Could he possibly give us a date when this report may come?
I think my hon. Friend will realise that this really is not a matter for the Ministry. It is a matter for the Authority and the industry. I think my hon. Friend can be assured that the Authority and its very able Chairman are doing all they possibly can.
On this point, may I endorse what the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West (Mr. James Johnson) has said, in that speed is needed, and also what the hon. Gentleman has said about the very able Chairman, but may I ask whether he would not agree that it is most essential to get this cleared up, since otherwise the industry will suffer very seriously?