HC Deb 29 April 1985 vol 78 c54W
Mr. Coombs

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what use is made of market research by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

The Department commissions market research from time to time on a range of issues, including both industrial and export marketing topics. The export marketing research scheme, which assists exporters in undertaking market research, is a service provided by the Department through the British Overseas Trade Board.