HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c306W
81. Mr. R. W. Elliott

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take action, particularly in development areas, to assist the chemical industry to redress its adverse balance of trade.

Mr. Darling

The balance of trade in chemicals is substantially in the United Kingdom industry's favour. The various measures we have already introduced to encourage and assist exporters are available to chemical firms, including those in the development areas.