§ 19. Mr. Mark Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides to assist companies wishing to export military helicopters. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Within the Ministry of Defence, support for defence exports is provided, primarily, by the Defence Export Services Organisation, which exists to help British manufacturers market and sell their products abroad, complementing the wider range of services offered by the Department of Trade and Industry. In 569W addition to the DESO/DTI support, the Export Credits Guarantee Department makes available its range of export credit facilities to support defence sales.