To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of expenditure by her Department on the (a) Hearing Aid Council, (b) Consumer Communication for England, (c) British Hallmarking Council, (d) Ethnic Minority Business Advisory Forum, (e) Import Parity Price Panel and (f) Textiles and Clothing Industry Forum; if she will list the purpose of each; and if she will make a statement.
[holding answer 8 April 2003]: Latest available estimated expenditure by my Department for the following bodies are as follows.
|British Hallmarking Council||10||10.5|
|Ethnic Minority Business Advisory Forum||78||70|
|Import Parity Price Panel||65||—|
|Consumer Communication for England (Sponsored by OFTEL)||15||32|