§ Mr. Prisk
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department had with the Department of Trade and Industry concerning off-shoring of UK jobs. 
§ Ruth Kelly
[holding answer 21 April 2004]Discussions have been held at Cabinet level and between DTI and Treasury officials. DTI will publish a White Paper on Trade and Investment in summer 2004, which will cover the issue of offshoring. The Treasury, along with others, has provided input into the current consultation.