Books (Exports)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 1975.

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Photo of Mr Chris Price Mr Chris Price , Lewisham West 12:00 am, 3rd November 1975

But will not my hon. Friend realise that his reply is a little complacent? Can he give no hope on the heavy imbalance charges—heavier than in almost any other country of the world—which are having a serious effect because we are the centre of the English-speaking world and send out so many books and periodicals? If help with this burden could be met by some subsidy for the Post Office by my hon. Friend's Department, we could build on the tremendous potential for increasing both categories of exports in this area, so that many periodicals now in danger of having to close down for good could be saved.