HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 cc895-6
32. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what discussions he had on his recent visit to South America particularly concerned with creating new opportunities for promoting British exports.

Mr. M. Stewart

I had discussions on this subject with the Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the three countries I visited and with the Minister of Economy of Argentina. It was a major theme of the conference of our representatives in the area, over which I presided in Lima. I also had talks with the members of the Anglo-Peruvian Trade Centre in Lima and of the British Chambers of Commerce in Santiago and Buenos Aires.

Mr. Lewis

Will the right hon. Gentleman say what promotional activities will now take place as a follow-up to his visit, in view of the potential trade in this area?

Mr. Stewart

Inter-Departmental discussions are going on to see what action the Government can take in the light of the views which I was able to form from my visit.