HC Deb 02 September 1998 vol 317 cc871-2W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the support provided by his Department to the Export Opportunities (Defence and Security) Service operated by the Defence Manufacturers Association and the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers in the last year for which figures are available. [54166]

Mr. Wilson

The establishment of the Export Opportunities (Defence and Security) Service was one of the winning projects announced by the President of the Board of Trade on 29 May 1997 in the Government's Sector Challenge initiative. The Department is providing support of up to £101,625 over a period of three years. £8,587 in grant was paid in 1997–98. £10,699 in grant has been paid so far in this financial year.