§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on his support for the exhibition Technology 87, to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 6 to 13 May 1987; and what information and guidance he is giving to British firms to encourage them to exhibit there.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In October the British Overseas Trade Board offered assistance for Technology '87 under the joint venture scheme to its Area Advisory Group, British Overseas Trade Group for Israel, the sponsoring organisation. Confirmation of this offer is dependent upon the firm commitment of a minimum group of 10 companies by the end of December. As with all JVs, it is the sponsoring organisation's task to recruit and organise the British presence. Publicity for the JV has been given in "British Business."