§ Ms Beverley Hughes
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what firm of consultants has been appointed to undertake the review of the Internet Watch Foundation; and how they intend to seek views from interested parties. 
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 8 June 1998]: Work is well under way in preparing to appoint consultants to undertake the review. Discussions have been held with interested parties over detailed terms of reference and expressions of interest will be invited shortly. We will expect the winners of that tender to use a variety of research methods to obtain views from interested parties, including inviting written representations. In the meantime, anyone wishing to offer views should address them to officials in the Communications and Information Industries Directorate of my Department who are commissioning the review.