§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister for Trade what action is being taken to expand trade with African states other than the Republic of South Africa.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
Promotion of trade with these countries mobilises the full resources of the British Overseas Trade Board in support of individual companies and in encouraging awareness of market opportunities. High-level inward and outward Ministerial exchanges also continue to be an important element in the development of our commercial bilateral relations with these countries.