Woollen Goods (U.S.A. Quota)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham 12:00, 30 April 1959

"Discrimination" usually means that the arrangements patently are designed to give better opportunities to one country than another. We are of the opinion that this was not the purpose of the United States Government, though it so happens—for reasons which hon. Gentlemen know—that the Japanese get a better chance under this system than we do. We understand that the United States are looking at the long-term situation and we shall continue to press for a change in the system as soon as possible.