HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 c587W
30. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support his Department provides for the export of telecommunications equipment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Pattie

We have lent considerable support to the efforts of UK companies to secure telecommunications equipment export orders. Aid and trade provision and other measures to counter support available to competitor companies abroad have been offered. Such support continues to be available to all UK companies for current and future export campaigns, as does the full backing and encouragement of Ministers and our representatives overseas. We are also giving our full support to international efforts to reduce the barriers to open trade in telecommunications, notably within the EC telecommunications initiative.