§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the current status of his Department's litigation against Arthur Andersen over the demise of DeLorean Motors. 
§ Mr. Ancram
The Department of Economic Development legal action against Arthur Andersen and Company in the US remains. The judge in the case has decided, following a hearing in New York on 28 and 29 October 1996, to dismiss the Department's 409W federal law claims and transfer the common law claims to state court. The Department is considering whether to appeal this judgment.