HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 cc110-1W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what advice on ethical issues is available from her 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. [35045]

Mrs. Roche

The Department, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 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. Detailed advice on the political situation in a country is provided by the FCO. The Department works with the FCO and the Department for International Development to encourage all British companies to set the highest ethical standards when trading overseas.