HC Deb 25 January 1983 vol 35 cc372-3W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether his Department will promote events and activities to mark World Communications Year in 1983; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

The Government wish to promote a positive United Kingdom contribution to World Communications Year, an announcement on which will be made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State at a press conference on 31 January.

Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what special action will be taken by Her Majesty's Government to mark 1983 as World Communications Year as it has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Butcher

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I have given to my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings (Mr. Warren).

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