HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c156W
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. [27478]

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.