HL Deb 10 December 2001 vol 629 c171WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support is given by Ministers, ambassadors, trade consuls and commercial attaches to the bidding process carried out by the business tourism sector for international events. [HL1454]

The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Her Majesty's Government attach importance to the promotion of the UK business tourism sector and overseas diplomatic posts have been asked to be alert to potential opportunities to bring international trade fairs and conferences to the UK through the Trade Partners UK network.

We also support the UK bids to attract international events to the UK through inward missions sponsored by Trade Partners UK, which provides an opportunity to bring overseas buyers, journalists and other opinion formers to major UK events and venues.

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