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Eastern Europe

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Yugoslavia; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling;(2) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling;(3) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Hungary; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling.(4) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Poland; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling;(5) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Czechoslovakia; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling;(6) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Romania; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling;(7) how many United Kingdom firms have current commercial contracts with Bulgaria; and what is his estimate of the value of those contracts in £ sterling.

The Government do not have comprehensive information about the number or value of commercial contracts with the east European countries listed by the hon. Member. Such information as my Department receives about individual contracts is commercially confidential and cannot, therefore, be revealed.