HC Deb 01 February 1967 vol 740 cc498-9
35. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken and with what result to increase trade, commerce and exports from Aberdeen to Northern Europe; and to which countries this applies.

Mr. Jay

I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the Answer I gave him on 8th December, 1966. [Vol. 737, 1563.]

Mr. Hughes

I thank my right hon. Friend for what he has already done. [HON. MEMBERS: "What?"] Does he realise that international transport is one of our difficulties? Will he therefore get in touch with the relevant Ministers of Transport with a view to improving the transport facilities between Aberdeen and Northern Europe?

Mr. Jay

All the evidence shows that Scotland, and North-East Scotland, is taking part in the present expansion of British exports to Scandinavia. I will certainly see what can be done to improve these transport facilities where that is necessary.