HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c459W
Mr. John Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department plans to take to increase exports of British manufactured goods.

Mr. Redwood

In 1989, the United Kingdom exported £75 billion worth of manufactured goods, a 16 per cent. increase on 1988. The Government will continue to follow the macro-economic policies which have created a climate in which United Kingdom firms can prosper and increase their exports. The Government will also continue to provide direct support to United Kingdom firms seeking business overseas by providing a wide range of advice, information and assistance through the British Overseas Trade Board.