HC Deb 17 December 1998 vol 322 c710W
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many civil servants are employed in his Department to assist in supporting and promoting exports of medical and pharmaceutical equipment; and at what cost. [64463]

Mr. Mandelson

Three civil servants in the Export Promotion Command of my Department work on promoting exports in this sector, in liaison with officials from the Department of Health and an Export Promoter, seconded from industry. The running costs of the civil servants themselves, excluding the programme budget for which they are responsible, is £114,399.