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Philippines (Aircraft Sales)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 23 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about orders for the sale of British aircraft to Philippines and assistance provided by his Department for such exports.

The full range of services of the British Overseas Trade Board is available to companies wishing to export to the Philippines. Representations have been received from aerospace companies in relation to the dispute with the Philippines over air services. This is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport. However, I understand that at recent negotiations in London, agreement was reached which should allow the continuation of air services until March 1987.