§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will use the opportunities created by the fact-finding visit, in December, of the West German Retail Mission to bring to their attention the industrial and trade potential of Aberdeen, and the fact that Aberdeen has direct shipping facilities with West Germany.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The mission is on a short visit to see displays of British consumer goods organised by trade associations and other representative bodies. Given the time available it has not been possible to adopt suggestions of this kind, but all the services of my Department will be readily available to assist businessmen, whether in Aberdeen or elsewhere, who are interested to develop export trade to Western Germany.