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Free Ports

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has received any representations regarding the recommendation in the report by the Adam Smith Institute for the introduction of free ports in the United Kingdom; and when he expects his consideration of this recommendation to be completed.

Both Members of this House and representatives of certain local authorities concerned to promote further economic activity and employment in their area have shown interest in this report. My Department's own consideration is now in its final stages.