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Gulf States (Minister's Visit)

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on his recent visit to the Gulf States.

The Secretary of State visited Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE from 2nd-9th April and had discussions with senior Ministers and business men there. There are considerable trade opportunities in the area but we are concerned that British firms should take full advantage of their traditional position and in particular pay close attention to their delivery performance.