§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give figures for forecast outturn for 1990–91 and planned expenditure for 1991–92 to 1993–94 for(a) consumer and investor protection, including separately (i) nationalised industries consumer councils, (ii) miscellaneous consumer protection and advisory services, (iii) investor protection and (b) regulation of trade and consumer protection grants in aid including separately, (1) the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux and the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, (2) consumer groups councils and (3) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
§ Mr. Leigh
[holding answer 18 February 1991]: For each of the services mentioned, the forecast outturn for 1990–91 was reflected in the winter supplementary estimate for class IV vote 2, and planned provision for 1991–92 will be set out in the supply estimates to be published in March. The Department's overall plans for expenditure on statutory and regulatory work, including technological support, and consumer protection are set out in "The Government's Expenditure Plans 1991–92 to 1993–94: Trade and Industry" (Cm. 1504).