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January 15, 2003

Question written on 15/01/2003

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department is doing to support the Government’s policy on accreditation.

Answered by Peter Hain

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is recognised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as the sole national body for the accreditation, against international standards, of certification and inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories.