§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what proportion of service and distributive trades is made up of franchised operations; and how this proportion compares with previous years;
(2) if he has an estimate of the proportion of GNP contributed by franchised operations; and if so how this proportion compares with previous years.
§ Mr. Meacher
Official statistical information does not generally distinguish activities which form a franchise operation, so no comprehensive data is available.