§ 36. Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how high a priority Foreign Office posts overseas are placing on the promotion of British exports; and how such efforts are measured.
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
In 1990, a total of 29 per cent. of overseas staff resources were devoted to commercial work. This makes it the FCO's major activity overseas. The effectiveness of our commercial sections is measured in a number of ways, including an independent quality management system.