Written Answers. - National Marketing Group.

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asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce the terms of reference of the recently established National Marketing Group; and its priorities and programme for this year.

The National Marketing Group have been charged with providing advice to the Government on how best Irish manufacturing and services industry can increase its share of both domestic and export markets. As part of this process, the group will offer ideas for consideration in the context of the completion of a national marketing plan. The group's immediate priorities will involve identifying the factors inhibiting the desirable increase to which I have referred and suitable means of overcoming them.