§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he has reached a decision on the future of the wool textile industry (export promotion) levy.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Yes. Following consultation with wool textile industry organisations and trades unions, and in the light of all of the views received, Ministers have decided that the levy should continue in force, administered by my Department. Under these arrangements, I look forward to the National Wool Textile Export Corporation continuing and developing the valuable range of services it provides for the industry in export markets.