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Craft Industry

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will publish the full cost of the review of the Welsh craft industry that took place in February 1988;(2) if he will publish the full costs of the design and development fees for the "Wales—Land of Quality" promotion and logo;(3) what information he has on the current position of the finances and on the number of jobs created by the craft incentive of the Welsh Arts Council which began on 1 April 1988;

rating pool to each area in 1989–90, (d) the difference between (a) and (b), (e) the difference between (b) and (c), and (f) the difference between (a) and (c), showing aggregates for each figure for each class of charging authority.

The estimates requested are shown in the following table:(4) what information he has on the figures on the current expenditure on and value of sales achieved by the Welsh Craft Council's

(a) Buyers' Guide 1988–89, (b) Wales fair, October 1988 and (c) direct sales events;

(5) what information he has on the full expenditure on, and income received from, the Welsh Development Agency's (a) publication of the Buyers' Guide 1989 and the South Wales Business Adviser, (b) research and promotion of retail sales, (c) craft shops in museums and (d) grant to Wales Craft Council.

I will write to the hon. Gentleman and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.