Prime Minister of Japan

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th February 1973.

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Photo of Mr Norman Lamont Mr Norman Lamont , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 20th February 1973

As the Japanese balance of payments surplus is one of the main causes of the recent international monetary crisis, may I ask my right hon. Friend to impress upon the Japanese Government that the revaluation of the yen will not necessarily be enough to restore stability to the situation, that it remains highly desirable that import restrictions should be liberalised, that the Japanese export control programme should continue and that it is time Japanese promises were matched by action?