Leaving the EU: Private Sector

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade 12:00 am, 19th April 2017

My hon. Friend has hit the nail on the head. If Scotland were to leave the UK, the potential damage to Scottish business and Scottish trade would be huge. The Scottish Government’s own figures show that 64% of goods and services leaving Scotland go to the UK, whereas only 15% go to the rest of the EU. That is £49.8 billion versus £12.3 billion.