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Official Spelling

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make it her policy that official (a) correspondence, (b) reports and (c) documentation from her office uses the English spelling of words where this differs from the US version. [118860]

All correspondence, reports and documentation issued by my office are written in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance on the handling of Ministerial and other correspondence, which emphasise that appropriate arrangements should be in place to ensure that the quality of all replies is high. My office also adheres to the Cabinet Office guidance on plain written English.