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South Africa

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the cost to his Department of the collection and publication of details relating to British companies trading in South Africa.

The only cost incurred by my Department arises from the summary of reports made under the European code of conduct for companies with interests in South Africa—see Official Report, 16 April 1980, c. 653–54. No staff in my Department are engaged wholly, or even primarily, on this work, and costs cannot therefore be estimated with precision. Subject to that proviso, total staff and printing costs associated with this work in the past 12 months are estimated at about £7,000.