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Departmental Surveys

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the statistical and other surveys abolished in his Department since June 1979.

Since June 1979 the quarterly export prospects survey and the annual survey into film distributors have been abolished. In addition plans for a retail shops inquiry for 1981 have been abandoned. The sample of firms covered in the annual inquiries directed to the distributive and service trades will also be reduced by 14,000 this year.