HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 cc677-8W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice on ethical issues is available from his Department to individuals, organisations and companies considering trade or investment projects in(a) Algeria, (b) North Korea, (c) Burma, (d) Indonesia, (e) Libya, (f) Colombia, (g) Syria, (h) Iraq, (i) Saudi Arabia and (j) China. [35043]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

This Department, together with the DTI, provides advice on all aspects of doing business overseas, including relevant export controls and any commitments made by HMG regarding the application of the controls to the particular country concerned. This Department is ready to offer advice on ethical issues, and regularly provides advice on the political situation in particular markets, to companies considering or involved in trade overseas. This Department works with DTI and DfID to encourage all British companies to set the highest ethical standards in their overseas activities.

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