HC Deb 20 November 1997 vol 301 c283W
26. Mr. Canavan

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make a statement on the responsibilities of her Department within Scotland.[15418]

Mr. Ian McCartney

My Department is responsible for promoting competitiveness in the UK as a whole. This is complemented by The Scottish Office which directly and through sponsored bodies has responsibility for promotion and support of a strong Scottish economy within the UK framework.