§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the findings of the surveys being carried out by the Crown Suppliers and the Property Services Agency into import penetration of commodities used in the catering equipment industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
The Property Services Agency seeks to assist British firms to compete more effectively in those product areas in which import penetration is particularly high. The agency has commissioned a study to assess the degree of and reasons for import penetration in the commercial catering equipment industry.
A report is expected in January 1986. Within the constraints of commercial confidentiality, any significant findings will be brought to the attention of British manufacturers.