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Eastern Europe

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives he is taking to encourage trade with eastern Europe.

64.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has any new proposals to develop trade between the United Kingdom and the countries of eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union.

71.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has any new proposals to develop trade between the United Kingdom and the countries of eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union.

96.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he is taking to encourage exports to east European countries; whether he plans any increase in his Department's activity in this sphere; and if he will make a statement.

124.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has any new proposals to develop trade between the United Kingdom and the countries of eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union.

My Department is taking active measures to develop commercial opportunities in east Europe through direct contact with east European trade authorities, data dissemination and publicity.My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State's predecessor last week headed a trade mission to Czechoslovakia and then travelled on to Hungary for top level meetings. In recent months, I and DTI Ministerial colleagues have led parties of businessmen to these countries as well as to the USSR, Poland, Romania and the GDR. We have also received several incoming delegations and been in close touch with the FCO about the use of their know-how fund for eastern Europe.