HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 c191WA
Lord Ewing of Kirkford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will announce support for any more trade fairs abroad in the year ending 31 March 1999. [HL575]

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis):

My right honourable friend the President of the Board of Trade announced in September the first parts of our programmes for supporting trade fairs, seminars and missions abroad. I am pleased to announce support in principle for another 146 trade fairs and 151 outward missions in the period up to 31 March 1999.

I will place lists of the additional events in the Library of the House and inform organisations that bid for support, Business Links and recipients of my department's overseas trade magazine.