HC Deb 22 May 2000 vol 350 c361W
24. Mr. St. Aubyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Department of Trade and Industry concerning e-commerce. [121555]

Mr. Charles Clarke

I have had a number of discussions with the Minister for Small Business and E-Commerce concerning e-commerce, particularly on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill and the Electronic Communications Bill. Officials in the Home Office and the Department of Trade and Industry are working together closely to pursue the Government's policy of making the United Kingdom the best and the safest place in the world to conduct e-commerce.