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Japan (Ministerial Visit)

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what were the purposes of the recent visit paid by the Minister for Information Technology to Japan; what progress was achieved; and if he will make a statement.

I visited Japan to attend the British National Day at the Tsukuba science and technology exhibition and to give the keynote speech at a "Britain Means Business" seminar to promote inward investment. In addition, I had meetings with several Japanese Ministers and emphasised our concern that the market should be more accessible to imports.