§ Mr. Pearson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will assess the contribution of the Indian roseaurant sector to the economy; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
[holding answer 5 February 1998]: Separate official statistics are not available on this sector of the wider catering market. However, the Department is aware of the contribution of the sector and looks forward to further dialogue with the representative organizations.