§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what powers the Welsh Development Agency has to assist companies in Wales to develop export markets; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hain
Section 1 of the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 provides the necessary statutory powers for the activities of the Agency. The Agency has a number of initiatives and schemes which assist companies in Wales to develop overseas business opportunities. I will arrange for the Chief Executive of the Agency to write to the right hon. Member with details of these initiatives and schemes. A copy of his letter will be placed in the Library of the House.