§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list the(a) running costs and (b) salary costs in 1997–98 of the Joint Export Promotion Directorate. [362301
§ Mrs. Beckett
[holding answer 27 March 1998]: In 1997–98 the running costs and salary costs of the Joint Export Promotion Directorate (JEPD)—which is staffed by officials from my Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office—were £2,841,000 and £1,848,200 respectively.