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Exports To Republic Of Ireland (Tariffs)

Volume 649: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1961

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51.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give, or place in the Library, a list of the tariff items which it is proposed to review at his forthcoming discussions with the Irish Republican authorities; and what is Her Majesty's Government's policy in this connection.

No. Under the Trade Agreement, the review is carried out by the Irish Republican authorities and our consultations are concerned with the order of priority in which items for review are to be taken. In general, the policy of Her Majesty's Government in these matters is to secure for our exporters full opportunity of reasonable competition.