HC Deb 08 March 1988 vol 129 c117W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what studies his Department has sponsored on the role of private enterprise in fostering economic development.

Mr. Chris Patten

In recent years the Department has sponsored studies covering the role of multinational corporations in assisting small-scale enterprises, privatisation in developing countries, and the role of British commercial banks in Commonwealth development. Related studies include trade and industrial strategies of the newly industrialised countries, export diversification for the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and the promotion of Indian handicrafts for export.

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