§ Mr. Bottomley
My right hon. Friend is not satisfied that my hon. Friend's suggestion is desirable or practicable, having regard to the structure of our foreign trade. As my right hon. Friend has stated on many occasions, however, we are ready to give all the assistance we properly can to exporters, large or small, to the North American markets. If any small exporters, or groups of exporters themselves desire to setup a joint selling organisation in either or both of these markets, we are ready to consider whether there is any assistance we can usefully give, bearing in mind the facilities available from the Export Credits Guarantee Department.