§ 27. Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent representations he has received about preparations for the single market in 1992; and if he will make a statement.260W
§ Mr. Forth
We constantly receive an encouragingly high number of representations from all sectors of British business. All have warmly welcomed the continuing high priority which the Government are giving to completing the single market and the steps that we are taking to encourage British business to take action to prepare for the challenge ahead.
§ Mr. Atkins
The single European market will present opportunities and challenges for a wide range of United Kingdom business sectors. Realising the potential gains to any one sector of the economy will depend on the flexibility of United Kingdom firms in that sector in responding to the removal of the barriers.
§ 59. Mr. Allan Roberts
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimates his Department have made on the effects of 1992 on Britain's regions.
§ Mr. Atkins
The completion of the single market means greater freedom of trade, and many studies have demonstrated the benefits of that. The single market will bring opportunities for business in all parts of the country. We are seeking to ensure that business in every region takes the necessary action to respond effectively to the opportunities and challenges ahead.