HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c233W
24. Mr. Dunn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from(a) business leaders and (b) politicians overseas regarding privatisation. [33431]

Mr. Jack

My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor frequently meets business men and politicians from all over the world, and the success of the British Government's privatisation programme and the lessons it holds for other countries is often a subject of discussion at these meetings. For instance, he has recently been visited by senior Government representatives from as far afield as China, South Africa, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the state of Sâo Paolo in Brazil.

The promotion of British expertise in privatisation and private finance was also one of the primary objectives of the Chancellor's trip to South Africa in March, during which he addressed the South Africa Foundation, a group representing 50 top South African companies.

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