Bagpipes

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th May 1963.

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Photo of Mr James Dempsey Mr James Dempsey , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00 am, 16th May 1963

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?