HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c685W
22. Mr. Sims

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to give publicity and assistance to the British hovercraft expedition to China from Hong Kong; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maude

The organisers of this expedition have been in close touch with the ODA, as well as the British embassy and British Council in Peking, and the British trade commission in Hong Kong, which have given advice on commercial sponsorship and publicity. The British ambassador in Peking has also donated £1,000 toward the purchase of solar refrigerators for the expedition. The, objectives of this expedition are admirable, and I wish it well.

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