HC Deb 22 May 1968 vol 765 c86W
59. Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to arrest the gradual deterioration of the United Kingdom's balance of trade with Hong Kong over the last several years.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

We, together with the British Trade Commission in Hong Kong and the B.N.E.C. Asia Committee, are doing all that we can to increase our exports to this free port by encouraging and assist-ting exporters to exploit the opportunities created by devaluation through support for missions, trade fairs and similar joint promotional activities and by the help given to individual exporters.