HC Deb 06 March 1956 vol 549 cc183-4W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are his plans for extending trade between Scotland and the United States of America in the immediate future; and in which spheres of trade and industry, respectively.

Mr. Low

Her Majesty's Government do not make any distinction between Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom in the measures by which they promote exports to the United States or indeed to any other countries. It is, of course, primarily for the firms in Scotland to make specific plans for expanding their sales abroad, but active help and stimulus is given to them by the Scottish Council (Development and Industry), which is closely associated with the Dollar Exports Council. Scottish industries also share in the services offered by the Government to exporters to the dollar area.