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British Exporters

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any new proposals to help British exporters.

The volume of United Kingdom exports has continued to grow, reflecting the strong position of United Kingdom industry. Excluding oil and erratic items, the volume of exports in the first quarter of 1990 was 8 per cent. higher than a year earlier. There is a wide range of advice and support available from my Department to assist United Kingdom exporters and of which many firms make use.