§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is satisfied that the documents required by members of the First Standing Committee on European Community documents for the meeting on 12 February and received in the Vote Office at 4.30 pm on 11 February were sent to the Vote Office by his Department in good time.
§ Mr. Butcher
Yes. They were sent to the House of Commons Library and to the Vote Office on Friday 6 February 1987. My Department has received confirmation that one set of the documents was received in the Library on Monday 9 February but for some reason the second set was opened en route to the Vote Office and was not received in the EEC Section until Wednesday 11 February.