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China

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, columns 734-5W, on China, which colleagues he has met in relation to his visit to China; and on what dates. (268929)

My right hon. Friend discussed this visit with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and other ministerial colleagues in the weeks leading up to his visit to China.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 735W, on China, on what date he received the invitation from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry; what form it took; and on what date he decided to accept the invitation. (268930)

There was correspondence between officials of my Department and SCDI in January followed by a meeting which took place in February where the matter was discussed after which my right hon. Friend confirmed he would lead the SCDI trade delegation.