HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc221-2W
Ms Hewitt

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will announce support for any more trade fairs abroad in the year ending 31 March 1999. [29391]

Mrs. Beckett

I 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.