HC Deb 27 March 1985 vol 76 c218W
34. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received following the publication of his design for design policy document.

Mr. Pattie

The publication of the policy document, "Design for Design: a Framework for Action", has attracted comments from representative bodies and individuals which my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary will take fully into account in his deliberations about future priorities and initiatives. The vast majority welcomed this policy statement, and requests for the document have been received from many parts of the world.

A design strategy group was established to consider the most effective ways of meeting the objectives described in the document. The group has produced a constructive report, which we have welcomed, and my hon. Friend is now considering its recommendations.