Wool Exports (United Slates)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Jay Mr Douglas Jay , Battersea North 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply the Government have received to its latest representations to the United States Government about the United States tariff-quota on wool imports from the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

We have not yet received a reply.

Photo of Mr Douglas Jay Mr Douglas Jay , Battersea North

Until the right hon. Gentleman does get some action, will he continue to represent to the American authorities that in the view of everyone here this restriction is peculiarly harmful to British trade?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Hirst Mr Geoffrey Hirst , Shipley

In these representations will my right hon. Friend also press that these damaging limitations on our mutual trade are in fact resented by the American importers of cloth as much as by British exporters?

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

Yes, Sir. I know that the American importers are helping us in our representations.