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Trade: Overseas Promotion

Volume 694: debated on Wednesday 25 July 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Whether they will undertake a review of the effectiveness of each trade promotion activity in overseas posts, including the possibility of closure of trade-related offices. [HL4736]

The effectiveness of services delivered to business by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is already subject to an ongoing process of independent evaluation under its performance and impact monitoring survey, which gathers detailed feedback directly from those who use the services. This process is being continually upgraded and expanded to provide ever more robust management information, including that used to review the deployment of resources overseas. The survey results are available in full on the UKTI website: www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk.