HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 c128W
49. Sir W. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade why United Kingdom exports to Taiwan, which in the last two years had more than doubled, in the first half of this year have been more than halved; what Her Majesty's Government is doing about this; and why Taiwan has not been included in recent trade delegations from the United Kingdom to that part of the Far East, since there is a United Kingdom trade representative at the consulate there.

Mr. Mason

Exports to Formosa have not been halved; they continue to increase. In January-October, 1966, they amounted to £1,728,000 compared with £1,548,000 in January-October, 1965. Official trade delegations do not go to Formosa because Her Majesty's Government do not decognise the Government of that country; as for non-official delegations, it is for their sponsoring bodies to arrange their itineraries.