§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent, and is planning to spend in the next year, on market testing for the issue of United Kingdom passports.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Estimated expenditure on the three United Kingdom Passport Agency projects which were included in the Department's 1992–93 market-testing170W programme is about £5,000. The extent of future spending on market testing will depend on the outcome of the current review of the agency's framework document which includes an examination of the scope for market testing.