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Telecommunications Equipment

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress he has made in pursuit of collaborative and marketing arrangements for British telecommunications equipment manufacturers.

The initiatives for such commercial arrangements must lie with companies. The role for Government is in support of their efforts. To this end my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has met many of his European counterparts. I am encouraged by the number of companies successfully developing arrangements of this kind.