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Exports Promotion

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether it is the policy of the British Overseas Trade Board now to allow a second company representative on outward missions but only where that representative is a shop floor trade unionist working in the applicant company.

The Board's grant is limited to one representative per company but should the company see advantage in also including a shop floor representative, a second grant is offered. This does not necessarily mean that a company could not send additional representatives at its own expense, but this would be a matter for discussion with the trade association or chamber of commerce organising the mission.