HC Deb 07 April 1959 vol 603 c1W
20. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many agents in foreign countries he has appointed for the purpose of promoting trade, industry, and commerce between those countries and Scotland; what are their qualifications for that work; in which country each is located; how long each has been so operating; and what specific results each has achieved, with particular regard to Aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland where new industries are badly needed.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

We have trade commissioners or Foreign Office commercial officers in nearly all the world's important trade centres. Their job is to serve the interests of the trade and industry of the United Kingdom including, of course, those of Scotland.