Central Committee of Export Groups.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

asked the President of the Board of Trade the purpose and functions of the Central Committee of Export Groups; whether the purpose and functions are confined to England and Wales or whether Scotland is included within the scope of the inquiry; and, if so, how many Scotsmen engaged in the industries represented on the committee are included in the personnel of the committee?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

The terms of reference of the Central Committee of Export Groups are: To consider any matter relative to present and Post War Industry and Export Trade, and, in conjunction with the Business Members of the Industrial and Export Council, submit reports thereon from time to time as may appear to them desirable or as the President may specifically direct. One of the members is a Scotsman, and another is closely associated with Scottish industry; in addition three of the six business members are Scotsmen.