HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c488W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when Ministers in her Department have visited other countries in support of firms seeking contracts in those countries, stating(a) each company, (b) each contract and (c) whether each bid was successful in each of the last three years. [52127]

Ms Hewitt

Ministers take every opportunity on visits overseas to lobby in support of UK commercial interests generally and, where appropriate, in respect of specific contracts. Information is not, however, recorded centrally in the form requested and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.