HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c115W
83. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state his plans, following the Prime Minister's recent visit to Scandinavia, to increase the industrial exports from North-East Scotland to Northern Europe, to stop the drift south of skilled craftsmen and other workers from North-East Scotland and thereby to stop the depopulation of that area.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Industry in the north-east of Scotland has available to it the very comprehensive export promotion services of the Board of Trade and the Export Council for Europe as well as the wide range of incentives for encouraging industrial expansion in the development areas. I hope that firms will make full use of these services in exploiting export opportunities in Europe and elsewhere.