HC Deb 15 March 1967 vol 743 c104W
Mr. Wall

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the amount of aid being given by Her Majesty's Government to the Government of Zambia and the large number of contracts being awarded by the Zambian Government to foreign firms, what action he is taking to improve British trade with Zambia.

Mr. Jay

All the export promotion facilities and services of the Board of Trade and the Export Credits Guarantee Department are available as appropriate to assist British exporters to Zambia, and there is no evidence that a disproportionate amount of Zambia's increased demand for imports is being satisfied by foreign firms. The United Kingdom share of Zambia's imports went up from 17 per cent, in 1964 to 23 per cent, in the first half of 1966.