§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether a trade mission will be sent to Kuwait in the near future; and what plans she has to establish better trading relations with Kuwait. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The United Kingdom has established and productive trading relationships with Kuwait. The Gulf region is traditionally an important market for UK goods and services and the UK commercial presence there is strong.
We have a regular programme of outward Trade missions to Kuwait, and to the Gulf region as a whole, as part of the range of activities we sponsor in support of UK companies wishing to enter and expand into overseas markets.