HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 c129W
Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the success of the recent British shopping week arranged in Florence at the city's request, and the urgent need to help shopkeepers there to re-establish their businesses after the disastrous floods, if he will take immediate action to provide favourable credit terms for the supply of stacks of British goods.

Mr. Jay

We all sympathise with the people of Florence, and I am anxious to be helpful. The Export Credits Guarantee Department will adopt a sympathetic attitude to requests from British exporters to cover credits to shopkeepers there.