HC Deb 22 December 1964 vol 704 cc272-3W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the prospects of increasing exports to China; and what action he has taken to increase exports to China since the success of the British Exhibition in Peking.

Mr. Jay

There are encouraging prospects for British exports to China, and I hope to see steadily rising sales, particularly of goods used in the heavy industrial and engineering fields. The British Industrial Exhibition will, I believe, lead to a sustained export drive in the Chinese market; and I am in close touch with industry, through the Sino-British Trade Council, about plans for follow-up action. The services of my Department are available to firms seeking to do business with China.