HC Deb 30 March 1999 vol 328 c574W
Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to change the current scale of charges for market reports; and if he will make a statement. [78433]

Mr. Wilson

The Export Forum report, placed in the Library of both Houses, concluded that the current level of prices was close to what the market will bear. A review of the chargeable services themselves is planned to start in April and the new Chief Executive of British Trade International, Sir David Wright (current Ambassador to Tokyo), will wish to consider the outcome of the review before decisions are taken.