§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current state of relations with Taiwan.
§ Mr. Goodlad
Although the United Kingdom has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan, we attach great importance to our commercial, cultural and educational links. United Kingdom exports for the period January—august 1994 were £448 million, an increase of 13 per cent. compared with the same period in 1993. The British trade and cultural office in Taipei is being reinforced with additional staff to develop these links.