HC Deb 27 October 1980 vol 991 c17
14. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many trade missions will visit Kenya during 1980.

Mr. Nott

The British Overseas Trade Board expects to provide financial support for a total of five trade missions to Kenya in 1980, and my hon. Friend the Minister for Trade has recently returned from a trade visit there.

Mr. Hooley

Is the Secretary of State aware that that answer is welcome only as far as it goes? Is he also aware that Kenya, like Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola and other countries in that area, offers enormous opportunities for British trade, and will continue to do so during the next decade? Does he agree that it would be healthier to develop that trade than to be involved with the Republic of South Africa?

Mr. Nott

We are doing all that we can to increase our trade with Kenya, and there is a small surplus on our trade. We must continue our efforts to expand our trade even further. The Kenyans have twice visited Britain to discuss bilateral trade negotiations since we came into government.

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