HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 c69W
22. Sir W. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to improve trade with Nationalist China in the last two years; what trade representatives Great Britain has in Taiwan; whether he is sending a representative to attend the annual Taiwan European Industrial Symposium to be held this year on 8th and 9th November in Basle, Switzerland; whether he is arranging with recognised British organisations for fostering exports to have the required financial allowances to attend this Symposium; and what contacts he maintains with the Free China-Europe Industrial Institute in Rotterdam.

Mr. Jay

The usual services of my Department are available to British firms trading with this market and exports have doubled over the last two years. Commercial work is undertaken by H.M. Consul in Tamsui (who is accredited to the provincial authorities) and his staff. The Board of Trade will not be represented at a Symposium in Basle. Any British person interested to attend could apply for the currency allowance appropriate. I have no contact with the organisation mentioned.