Is the Minister aware that one would expect more wind in his reply that that? Would not it be fair, with an instrument of this nature, to make a separate record to indicate the way in which foreign competition is affecting industries in Scotland which manufacture bagpipes? In view of the state of the Scottish economy, should not the Board of Trade do everything in its power to encourage the production and manufacture of these instruments in Scotland?
I would be the last person to decry the importance of the manufacture of these musical instruments to Scotland. If a request were made by the industry for a separate heading, this would be considered, but it is very unlikely that the scope of the trade would be sufficient to warrant this. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would care to bear in mind that musical instruments are one of the very few categories of goods which are dutiable when imported from the Preference Area, so in fact these instruments have some form of tariff protection if imported from the Commonwealth.