§ Mr. Trimble
To ask the President of the Board of Trade on what dates his Department replied to the faxes from the British Footwear Manufacturers Federation dated 12 and 29 May.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 12 June 1992:] The fax message sent to my officials on 12 May contained information from the federation and thus called for no immediate reply. As regards the fax message sent to me on 29 May, my officials discussed it with the federation by telephone that day and I replied in writing on 9 June.