§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is her Department's policy on the recent policy statement from the European Commission relating to the principle of self-regulation of the Internet industry. 
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 19 January 1998]: The Government welcome the Commission's Communication "Action Plan on promoting safe use of the Internet" (COM(97)582 final). The fight against illegal content needs to be based on the effective action of industry, backed up by the full force of existing law.