asked the Secretary of State for Trade what restrictions are imposed on the import of British footwear into Nigeria; what recent changes there have been in these restrictions; and what has been the effect of representations by the United Kingdom or the European Economic Community.
Since April 1978 there has been a general prohibition on the import of footwear into Nigeria. In April 1979 an exception was made for soles and heels imported by Nigerian manfacturers approved for that purpose by the Federal Minister of Finance. There has been no change in these regulations since then. No formal representations have been made to the Nigerian Government by Her Majesty's Government or the European Community.