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Jute And Coir (India And Bangladesh)

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action has been taken following his statement in Luxembourg on 5th June 1974 to alleviate the difficulties which India and Bangladesh face in the United Kingdom market for jute and coir.

My right hon. Friend's statement to the Council of Ministers meeting in Luxembourg was made on 4th June 1974.

fied in Wales since 29th May 1970; how many such people have been newly registered by local authorities in Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement on future progress towards full identification of everyone who could benefit from the provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

The following tables show (1) the total numbers of handicapped persons registered with county councils on the dates shown and (2) the numbers of new registrations in each of the five years ending 31st March 1974. I am satisfied that local authorities will continue to maintain the progress already made in carrying out their responsibilities under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.A trade agreement on jute products between the Community and Bangladesh was signed on 26th November 1974. India and Bangladesh also stand to gain from zero United Kingdom duties for jute and coir products.