HC Deb 29 October 1999 vol 336 cc1016-7W
Mr. Peter Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Ministers in his Department visited Belize in each year between 1990 and 1997; and what support his Department gave Belize in each year. [96211]

Mr. Caborn

[holding answer 28 October 1999]: No DTI Ministers visited Belize in the period 1990–97.

The full range of official trade promotion and support services is available to British companies who are interested in undertaking business in Belize. This included support for three trade missions, which visited Belize during the period in question:

  • 1991: CARITAG (Caribbean Trade Advisory Group) Investment Mission
  • 1996: CARITAG/LATAG (Latin America Trade Advisory Group) Mission
  • 1997: CABCC (Central America British Chamber of Commerce) Mission.

With the exception of the CARITAG investment mission, all the trade missions were non-sector specific and included companies representing a wide cross sector of industries and services.