HC Deb 28 October 1998 vol 318 c197W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to press for exemptions from the Multilateral Agreement on Investment for United Kingdom industries with particular reference to the(a) film and (b) publishing industries. [56153]

Janet Anderson

A successful conclusion to the MAI negotiations is most unlikely in the near future. We shall continue to consider the handling of the audiovisual sector within the MAI should negotiations resume. The Government have no plans to seek any form of exception for the publishing industry.