HC Deb 07 November 1986 vol 103 c649W
Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the response of Her Majesty's embassy in Washington to inquiries about the United States investigation of Systime plc initiated by the United States Department of Commerce; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

It is not clear what inquiries the hon. Member has in mind. At the request of Systime plc we did not intervene in the US Department of Commerce action against the company. However, a formal protest was made to the US authorities on 26 June 1986.