There will no delays to the Competition Commission's probe into the supermarket sector, even though it is having to run a couple of "back up hearings". The promise came in an exclusive interview with Commission chairman Derek Morris, who confirmed that the inquiry team was on track to complete its report by July 31. But he said the team would have to hold back-up hearings with two retailers ­ dates for which have not yet been set. Morris would not reveal the identity of those involved, but one of them is believed to be Safeway. Commenting on the investigation, Morris said: "We hope we've been very thorough. The second round of discussions with the companies involved proved to be very useful and we will be finalising our report in the next two to three weeks ­ once the last hearings are over." Morris would not be drawn on the issues that were now uppermost in his mind. But he said the Commission's issues letter, released earlier this year, "very much indicated" the areas of particular concern. {{NEWS }}