HC Deb 15 May 1968 vol 764 c248W
57. Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to reduce the United Kingdom's adverse balance of trade with Canada; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

We are doing all that we can to encourage and increase exports to Canada. Following the three major promotional efforts last year, our aim for 1968 is to consolidate the impact of these and help exporters to exploit the new opportunities created by devaluation, through support for missions, store promotions and the participation of British manufacturers in a number of trade fairs and by the assistance that can be given by British Government officers in Canada to individual exporters.