HC Deb 19 November 1979 vol 974 c25W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the outcome of the reviews of coverage and operation of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947, with particular reference to the confidentiality ruling.

Mr. David Mitchell

The Government have no plans at present to amend the Statistics of Trade Act or to relax the confidentiality restrictions placed on the information collected.