§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what notification his Department gave to opposition parties of the day and time at which the Public Telecommunication System Designation (British Telecommunications) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984 No. 855) would be laid before Parliament.
§ Mr. Butcher
No advance notice was given to opposition parties of the laying of this order but I announced that copies of the order and the similar order for Kingston upon Hull city council, together with the licences for British Telecommunications and Hull, had been placed in the Library and Vote Office in my reply to the hon. Member for Lancashire, West (Mr. Hind) on 27 June.