HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 c23W
9. Mr. Albu

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to encourage manufacturers to increase their exports to France.

Mr. Erroll

My right hon. Friend is arranging in a number of ways to encourage manufacturers to take advantage of the increased opportunities in France created by the removal of import restrictions and lowering of tariffs. Articles are appearing in theBoard of Trade Journal and the trade Press and discussions with groups of business men will be held at regional centres. The facilities offered by the Department for participation in trade fairs in France are being publicised. My right hon. Friend has consulted the representatives of British industry and commerce about this and is confident that he can rely on the support of the new Export Council for Europe.

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