HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 cc1186-7W
15. Rosemary McKenna

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent steps she has taken to further the interests of Scottish business within the European Union. [57393]

Mrs. Liddell

The EU is Scotland's most important export market representing 63 per cent. of Scottish manufactured exports. I have regular discussions both with business organisations and within Government to ensure that Scottish business benefits from membership of the EU.