HC Deb 22 December 1964 vol 704 c273W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will call together an official conference of the export managers of all concerns who employ above a certain number, and ask them if they will state what more can be done to increase exports; if he will publish a report on the conference; and if he will make a national appeal for an urgent and greater effort.

Mr. Jay

As I said in my reply to two similar Questions by my hon. Friend on 16th December, I am already in close consultation with industry about measures for increasing exports. I consider that the meetings which the Minister of State (Overseas) is having; and the other steps which I am taking, are likely to prove more effective than a conference of the kind suggested in the Question.

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