§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will discuss with the British Approvals Board for Telecommunications its rate of processing requests for approval of equipment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
I recently met the British Approvals Board for Telecommunications to discuss, among other things, the arrangements for approving apparatus, BABT is a private sector company and needs the revenue from approvals. I have asked BABT to process applications as quickly as circumstances permit, as its workload expands.