To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what formal mechanisms there are for maintaining contact between HM Customs and Excise and the DTI on the issue of export controls. 
HM Customs and Excise have regular contact with the DTI's Export Control Organisation on a range of export control matters, including the interdepartmental Restricted Enforcement Unit, which meets fortnightly. This includes a Memorandum of Understanding to provide advice on whether or not a licence is required in cases where goods have been detained by Customs.
|Contribution of hotels, catering etc and recreational services to the UK economy, 1995–2000|
|GVA of hotels, catering etc and recreational services (£ million)||32,158||35,632||40,039||44,195||47,810||51,659|
|Percentage of total GVA||5.0||5.2||5.6||5.8||6.0||6.2|
|GVA total (£ million)||639,908||679,620||720,692||762,363||796,273||838,065|