§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to abolish the National Accreditation Council.
§ Mr. Pattie
The National Accreditation Council for Certification Bodies is performing its functions well. A number of certification bodies are currently being assessed prior to accreditation and the first, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd. was accredited last March. The Government therefore have no intention of abolishing the council.