Tokyo Round

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1979.

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Photo of Mr John Smith Mr John Smith , Lanarkshire North 12:00 am, 19th November 1979

The Secretary of State will be aware that during the Tokyo round the previous Government raised the question of cheap man-made multi-fibres coming from the United States which are cheap because of cheap energy sources, and special arrangements were made under the negotiations for the matter to be raised. Does the right hon. Gentleman think that it is satisfactory that so many months after the Government took office they are still at a fact-finding stage? Does he agree that action should be taken under the rules that were negotiated?