To support Scottish Council for Development and Industry members in winning business in this growing economy.
My right hon. Friend has had discussions with various colleagues about his visit to China and UKTI have been closely involved in its planning and support in China.
Discussions have been ongoing with SCDI on support to their overseas trade delegations. Earlier this year they asked my right hon. Friend to lead their delegation to China.
Ministerial travel is booked at the appropriate time having regard to the visit itinerary and other diary commitments.
Two civil servants and one special adviser. Funding for the visit has been allocated from the budget of the Scotland Office in the normal way to support my right hon. Friend’s responsibilities.
SCDI requested that my right hon. Friend lead their trade mission to China.