HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 c310W
32. Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the employment implications for the electronics industry in Scotland of the European single market.

Mr. Lang

The removal of the remaining barriers to trade between member states is expected to offer considerable new business opportunities to electronics companies. In particular the harmonisation of technical standards will provide new export opportunities in markets where previously they have represented constraints.