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Home-Based Industry (Quotas)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will support a global quota, to be set by the European Economic Community, which assures home-based Community industry its fair share of the market.

I assume my hon. Friend's question refers to trade in textiles. It would not be practicable, and would be contrary to the Community's international obligations, to seek to renegotiate the present bilateral agreements under the multi-fibre arrangement.