§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of Associated Electrical Industries' excellent export record and in considering the merger what assurance he has received from General Electric Company that this high export level will be maintained; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Darling:
It would have been impracticable to seek an assurance about the maintenance of export sales at any particular level. Nevertheless, I am confident that the merger will not result in any reduction in the overseas selling effort which has gained for both G.E.C. and A.E.I. the recognition of the Queen's Award to Industry.