§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to develop the opportunities for the Scottish carpet manufacturing industry on the international market; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
The Scottish Office recently launched an export development strategy for Scotland, designed to assist companies based in Scotland achieve greater success in international markets. Within the strategy, textiles is included as one of eight priority sectors for which initiatives and projects are being developed.