HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 cc288-9W
50. Mr. John Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken in order to provide those responsible for Great Britain's invisible exports with greater help in such matters as information about overseas markets, sales promotion from United Kingdom embassies and consulates, and publicity at trade fairs.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

The services to exporters provided by the Government, though primarily intended to help visible exports, are equally at the disposal of those responsible for invisible exports, and invisibles have certainly not been overlooked at trade fairs and similar manifestations, for instance, in the City of London pavilion at major British Weeks. I welcome the formation of the permanent Committee on Invisible Exports, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Cyril Kleinwort, and we shall be happy to consider any suggestions which it may put forward concerning further help that the Board of Trade might give.