Business: Exports - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:13 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 11:13 am, 6th July 2017

We do not recognise that we will be in a position where we will have to choose. We recognise that these are very important trading partners. The Secretary of State for International Trade was in the Gulf recently and announced an increase in the export finance available for companies exporting into that region. Again, we recognise that that needs to be built on peace and stability, and we very much hope that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible.