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Monochrome Television Sets (Imports From Thailand)

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received from the Transport and General Workers Union concerning the import of monochrome television sets from Thailand; and if he will make a statement.

My hon. Friend the Minister for Trade has held two meetings with management and trade unions in the industry, including a representative from the Transport and General Workers Union, to discuss this matter. Following those meetings, our ambassador in Bangkok has held discussions with the Government of Thailand and one of their officials has been in the United Kingdom to examine the facts and report back to his own Government. We are awaiting their response. My Department is also considering with the EC Commission the possible courses of action.