HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 c624W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the statistical forms issued to businesses by his Department indicating the number of each sent out. [38679]

Mr. Howard

[holding answer 23 July 1996]: My Department does not issue any forms to businesses on a regular basis although ad hoc surveys of businesses are carried out from time to time. The last one to be carried out involving the issue of questionnaires was carried out on a voluntary basis in 1994. Some 850 questionnaires were issued to inform policy on the extent and circumstances of heavy goods vehicle theft.