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Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will consider import restrictions on textile products which are currently affecting the West Riding woollen textile industry.

My right hon. Friend is ready to consider action under the provisions of the GATT Multifibre Arrangement against imports of wool textiles should these become disruptive to the West Riding woollen textile industry. The representations of industry about imports of products based on acrylic fibres have been taken into account in preparing the mandates for the EEC Commission to negotiate restraint arrangements on behalf of the Community with the principal low-cost suppliers.