HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 cc209-10W
62. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call for a report from each of Her Majesty's Ambassadors and each of Her Majesty's High Commissioners of the developments projected in the countries to which they are accredited in telecommunication systems and radio and television networks, to give British manufacturers export opportunities in these fields.

Mr. Kershaw

No. In accordance with their standing instructions, commercial officers on the staff of all embassies and high commissions always report to the Department of Trade and Industry details of all projects in all product fields coming to their notice which could offer export opportunities for British industry. Thus, such information as Her Majesty's Ambassadors and High Commissioners have learned on developments in the fields to which the hon. Member refers is already available in the Department of Trade and Industry and has already been disseminated to British manufacturers known to be interested.

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