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Textile Industry

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what his estimate is of the effect on the garment making industry of a temporary ban on all clothing and knitwear imports.

I see no point in making such an estimate. A ban would damage our wider trading interests and be inconsistent with our international obligations.