HL Deb 04 May 1983 vol 442 c178WA
Lord Merrivale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is proposed to send an exploratory trade mission to Madagascar; if so when, and whom will it comprise.

The Secretary of State for Trade (Lord Cockfield)

Her Majesty's Government would welcome an exploratory trade mission to Madagascar and are in discussion with the Tropical Africa Advisory Group about mounting such a mission under its exploratory mission scheme. Any such mission would be likely to consist primarily of businessmen members of the group with particular knowledge of tropical Africa.