HC Deb 16 July 1959 vol 609 cc41-2W
2 and 3. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) to what extent, in formulating economic policy with regard to European free trade, particular attention has been given to the export potential of Scotland, and to the effect upon industry and employment

annum, £600 per annum, £750 per annum, £1,000 per annum, £2,000 per annum, £4,000 per annum, £6,000 per annum, and £10,000 per annum, respectively.

Mr. Simon


there of a relaxation in imports to Scotland;

(2) what agreements he has now entered into with other nations called the Outer Seven; and, in particular, how those agreements affect the trade and industry of Scotland.

Mr. Maudling

No agreement has yet been made with the countries of the Stockholm Group. Ministers from these countries will meet on Monday to consider a draft plan prepared by their officials. In considering these matters, we have taken full account of the trading interests of the United Kingdom as a whole, including Scotland, and we shall continue to do so.