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Textile Imports

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now take further steps to curb the volume of cheap imports of textiles from low-wage countries which is threatening the employment of the British shirt industry.

Restraints on disruptive imports of textiles and woven garments, including shirts, of cotton and polyester cotton already exist. We are now supporting negotiation between the EEC and the principal suppliers of restrictions on disruptive exports of knitted garments, including shirts, and of woven garments of fibres other than cotton and polyester cotton.