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Bleached Wood Pulp

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade, in view of the fact that the submission to the European Commission for anti .dumping measures against imported bleached wood pulp is designed to protect the French and Belgian industries, if he can give an assurance that any duties or minimum price restrictions that might be imposed under any antidumping measure would not be applied to imports of bleached wood pulp into the United Kingdom.

I dealt with the question about duties in my reply to the hon. Member on 20th June 1978.—[Vol. 952, c. 149.]The acceptance of price undertakings is a matter for the Commission, but we have made clear to it the need to take full account of the interests of the United Kingdom paper industry, including users of bleached wood pulp.