HC Deb 13 April 1994 vol 241 c223W
26. Mr. Hayes

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to stimulate local events to promote United Kingdom exports; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Needham

To assist British companies to compete in world markets my right hon. Friend has created business links giving local access to a wide range of business advice and support services. In addition, numerous export-related events are sponsored by my Department across the country. The current language campaign, with more than 70 local events and initiatives from this week onwards throughout the United Kingdom and a special BBC television programme, is one example.