MP Metcalfe quizzes government on Libya

SOUTH Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the government on support for compnaies owed money in Libya.

Mr Metcalfe said: “To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2011 to Question 76106 on Exports: Libya, what progress the Government has made on providing assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises owed money for goods supplied to Libyan customers prior to the conflict in that country in 2011.

Graham Stuart, Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

“The UK Government is engaged in dialogue with the Libyan Government of National Accord in Libya on the issue of the recovery of assets and monies owed to British companies, including small to medium-sized enterprises, pre 2011.

“The Libyan authorities have expressed their commitment to finding a resolution to the issue and the UK government will continue to press for progress.

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