§ Mr. Goodlad
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the steps taken in Hong Kong to promote United Kingdom exports to the territory.
§ Mr. Meacher
The Hong Kong Government are co-operating with my Department and the British Trade Corn-mission in Hong Kong and buying and selling missions are regularly exchanged. As part of its export promotion programme, in March 1978 the British Overseas Trade Board will sponsor an all-British industrial exhibition in Hong Kong. In the first five months of 1977 our exports to Hong Kong showed a 42 per cent. increase in sterling terms over the corresponding period 1976.