§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many trade delegations visited Hong Kong supported by the British Government in each of the last three years; and how many inward investment missions from Hong Kong have been supported over a similar period.
§ Mr. Needham
Support under my Department's outward mission scheme was provided for 10 trade missions to Hong Kong during 1990–91. Nine missions were supported during 1991–92 and 13 during 1992–93.
The Invest in Britain Bureau hosted its first inward investment mission to the United Kingdom from Hong Kong in June 1992. A second mission will visit the United Kingdom this month.