§ Mr. David Price
asked the President of the Board of Trade, what proposals he has for stimulating United Kingdom exports to Finland in order to rectify the present adverse balance of trade.
§ Mr. Dell
The adverse balance in our trade with Finland is of long standing and every effort is being made to reduce it. The removal by Finland at the end of last year of the remaining industrial tariffs vis-à-vis her partners in the Finefta Association makes Finland an attractive market and the export services of my Department are always at the disposal of firms who wish to take advantage of the growing opportunities there.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is currently striving, with the full support of Her Majesty's Government, to sell a nuclear power plant to Finland; if they are successful this would make a particularly useful contribution towards improving our trade balance.