HC Deb 04 June 1992 vol 208 c612W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what colours were used on the Industrial Development Board's promotional material in the May edition of the German magazine, "Automobil Produktion"; what is his policy on using the colours of the Republic of Ireland's flag in such material; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

Due to a mistake admitted by the German publisher, the colours orange, white and green were used in the IDB's promotional supplement in the German automotive magazine. Fewer than 40 copies of the magazine were distributed, and the publisher has undertaken to remove the colours and reprint the supplement at his own expense before general circulation to the German automotive industry. It is not the policy of the IDB to use the national colours of the Republic of Ireland in any of its promotional literature.