§ 21. Mr. Nelson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what measures are being taken by the projects and economic planning division of his Department to improve the success rate of British companies competing for capital project contracts abroad.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
We set up the projects and export policy division within the British Overseas Trade Board organisation to provide a single focus for co-ordinating and applying the full range of Government measures in support of industry's pursuit of major export orders. Its aim is to help British firms win more large project business. The Overseas Projects Board, a body of businessmen with relevant experience, advises the Department on the approach to be followed. The support measures adopted in particular cases are tailored to meet the needs of the case.