Mineral Products Association responds to Office of Fair Trading announcement of a market study into the aggregates market and mineral planning system
MPA will be happy to cooperate fully with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) market study into aggregates announced today. We are confident that the operation of the current mineral planning system will be proven to be sound and critical to the construction and manufacturing industries which depend upon these essential supplies. The system has a proven track record of delivering a steady and adequate supply of aggregates over the last 35 years throughout periods of recession and growth. The current system originated in 1975 as a result of Sir Ralph Verney’s Royal Commission and has generally worked well since.