HC Deb 07 December 1961 vol 650 cc177-8W
41. Mr. Gower

asked the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has for expanding the services provided by his Department to exporters and potential exporters; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Erroll

The Government provide a comprehensive range of services designed to help exporters and potential exporters. The Departments primarily concerned are the Board of Trade, including the Export Credits Guarantee Department, which can give help to exporters in many ways; the Central Office of Information which can help with publicity; and abroad, the Government posts in the main commercial centres—about 200 in all—which provide commercial information to exporters and are ready to give help on the spot to British business visitors. I am sending my hon. Friend a number of pamphlets describing these activities.

We keep the services provided under constant review and the improvement of their range and quality is a continuous process.