HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 cc1121-2
25. Mr. Rankin

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will invite the Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Trade to pay a visit to this country at the time of the Czechoslovak Trade Exhibition at Olympia in July.

Sir K. Joseph

My right hon. Friend has invited the Minister to visit this country in July as the guest of Her Majesty's Government, and I am very glad to say that he has accepted.

Mr. Rankin

To make the matter quite clear, do I understand from that reply that this enterprise is receiving official Government support? Does the hon. Gentleman realise that that will be most welcome, in view of all the Chancellor said yesterday about the need to increase exports?

Sir K. Joseph

My right hon. Friend will try himself to attend the opening, if his engagements permit him.

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